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A 16-year-old boy was among a group of 87 suspected drug offenders who were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
The CNB said in a statement that the operation took place at Boon Lay, Buangkok and Aljunied from Nov 23 to Friday (Nov 27).
They added that the 16-year-old boy who was nabbed is a suspected drug abuser.
A total of about 1,118g of ‘Ice’, 764g of heroin, 149g of cannabis, 1g of ketamine, 1,415g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 77 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 155 Erimin-5 tablets, two LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and five bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine were seized.
The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $400,000.
(Bottles containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine concealed in skincare product packaging recovered in the vicinity of Sumang Lane during the raid on Nov 23. Photo: CNB)
In one of the cases in this island-wide operation, CNB officers arrested a 39-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Sumang Lane on Nov 23.
"The 39-year-old male was brought to his residence in the same residential estate, where a 46-year-old female Singapore permanent resident was later arrested when she returned to the same unit," said a CNB spokesman.
"A search was conducted, and a total of 15 packets containing about 339g of ‘Ice’, seven ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and 90 Erimin-5 tablets were recovered from the unit.
"Five bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine concealed in skincare product packaging were also seized from the unit, along with various drug paraphernalia."
In a follow-up operation, CNB officers raided an industrial unit in the vicinity of Pasir Panjang Road, and arrested a 47-year-old Singaporean male and a 28-year-old female foreign national.
A total of 0.1g of ‘Ice’ and 60 Erimin-5 tablets were seized from the 47-year-old male, and about 1g of ‘Ice’ was later recovered from his residence in the vicinity of Balestier Road.
On the same day, CNB officers also raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Lengkok Bahru, and arrested three suspected drug offenders therein – a 29-year-old Singaporean male, a 26-year-old Singaporean male and a 19-year-old Singaporean female.
A 26-year-old Singaporean female who later returned to the same unit was also promptly arrested for suspected drug activities. Six packets containing about 3g of ‘Ice’ were recovered in the unit, while drug paraphernalia were found on the 26-year-old Singaporean female.
(Packets of ‘Ice’ recovered in the vicinity of Lengkok Bahru during the raid on Nov 23. Photo: CNB)
The five-year-old son of the 26-year-old female, and the four-month-old son of the 19-year-old female were also present during the arrest.
Preliminary investigations showed that the 19-year-old female had brought her four-month-old infant to visit the unit, and later abused drugs along with the 29-year-old male and 26-year-old male in the unit.
The CNB added that appropriate arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of both children were taken care of and that both children were subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.
In another operation on Thursday (Nov 26), CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Edgefield Plains, and arrested a 25-year-old Singaporean male and 24-year-old Singaporean female.
A search was conducted in the unit, and a total of 32 packets containing about 631g of ‘Ice’, three packets containing about 113g of cannabis, and 16 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $25,393 was also recovered from the unit.
"During the search of the unit, CNB officers detected a storeroom behind a false wall," said the CNB.
"Officers moved in swiftly and arrested a 25-year-old Singaporean male who was hiding in the storeroom. The 25-year-old male had put up a struggle to resist arrest, and necessary force was used to subdue him."
(A storeroom behind a false wall detected by CNB officers in the vicinity of Edgefield Plains on Thursday, Nov 26, where a 25-year-old Singaporean male suspect was hiding in. Photo: CNB)
Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.