The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement that they have seized about $55,000 worth of drugs, including 173 grams of cannabis, in operations across Singapore.
A total of 146 suspects were also arrested in the operations, with investigations ongoing.
Here is what the CNB said on Facebook
𝗗𝗿𝘂𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 $𝟱𝟱,𝟬𝟬𝟬, 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟭𝟳𝟯𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘀, 𝘀𝗲𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱-𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗿𝘂𝗴𝘀
CNB recently concluded a two-week island-wide drug operation which covered areas including Jurong, Marine Parade, Sengkang and Yishun. A total of 146 suspected drug offenders were nabbed.
During the operation, controlled drugs of about 28g of heroin, 234g of ‘Ice’, 173g of cannabis, a small amount of ketamine and cocaine, 10g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 11 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, one Erimin-5 tablet, and a bottle of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized. These drugs have an estimated street value of about $55,000. Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.
The Singapore Government’s stand on illicit drugs, including cannabis, is clear – they are harmful, addictive and can destroy lives, families and communities. Examples of other countries have clearly shown that a permissive attitude towards the use of drugs exacts a high cost on society. Therefore, there are strict laws against the trafficking, possession, consumption, and import or export of illicit drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.
CNB would like to remind the public that cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) in Singapore. The consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any controlled drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products, is an offence under the MDA.