68 drug offenders arrested in island-wide operation by CNB and SPF

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested a total of 68 drug offenders in the lastest island-wide operation from 3 July 2017 to the morning of 7 July 2017. 

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is about S$29,375, CNB said in a press statement. 

The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and the areas covered included Bedok Reservoir, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Chai Chee, Punggol, Tampines and Woodlands.

A total of about 461g of Synthetic Cannabis, 48g of Cannabis, 303g of Heroin, 40g of Ice, 98 Ecstasy tablets, 74 Yaba tablets, five Erimin-5 tablets, one LSD stamp were seized.  

In the statement, CNB also highlighted two arrest cases - one of which was a 41-year-old male Singaporean suspected synthetic cannabis trafficker in the vicinity of Haig Road. 

Suspected synthetic cannabis seized in a 5 Jul 2017 operation off Haig Road. Photo courtesy: CNB
Suspected synthetic cannabis seized in a 5 Jul 2017 operation off Haig Road. Photo courtesy: CNB

A search of the man’s residence in the same vicinity recovered about 96g of suspected synthetic cannabis.  Two digital weighing scales were also seized in the unit.

In another separate case, a 42-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug trafficker was arrested in the vicinity of Bedok Reservoir Road in the afternoon of 5 July. 

Drugs seized during CNB operation on 5 Jul 2017 off Bedok Reservoir Road. Photo courtesy: CNB
Drugs seized during CNB operation on 5 Jul 2017 off Bedok Reservoir Road. Photo courtesy: CNB

CNB officers searched the unit that the suspected drug trafficker was operating from and recovered about 240g of heroin, a digital weighing scale and numerous empty plastic sachets. 

Author
Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. 

Sometimes she writes with light. 

Comments