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32 DRUG OFFENDERS ARRESTED IN ISLAND-WIDE OPERATION

According to Central Narcotic Bureau 32 individuals were arrested in an operation against drugs

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In an island-wide operation from 18 and 19 April 2022, CNB officers arrested 32 suspected drug offenders, The operation was targeted at drug transactions conducted through chat applications. Areas covered during this operation include Bukit Panjang, Compassvale, Jurong West and Sembawang.

A total of about 191g of ‘Ice’, 718g of cannabis, 4g of ketamine, 4g of cocaine, 714g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, multiple LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, 201 Erimin-5 tablets and two bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth about $140,000.

In one of the cases, CNB officers arrested a 26-year-old man in the vicinity of Bukit Batok West on 18 April evening. The man was escorted to his residence in the same vicinity, where a total of about 173g of crystalline substances believed to contain ‘Ice’, 488g of cannabis, 713g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and other drugs were seized. A 24-year-old man who later visited the same residential unit was also arrested for suspected drug offences.

SUPT Stanley Seah, Deputy Director of CNB’s Intelligence Division, said:

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“CNB had carried out a similar operation in November last year, targeted at drug transactions conducted on encrypted chat applications where 50 suspected drug offenders were arrested. Drug offenders naively assume that these chat applications can afford them the anonymity to facilitate their illegal activities, so that they can evade CNB’s detection but they are wrong.

This latest operation shows that CNB is not letting up on our efforts against drug offenders, regardless of whichever methods they use to mask their activities.”

Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.

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