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104 drug offenders nabbed in latest CNB raids

An island-wide operation from July 7 to 11 netted 104 suspected drug offenders, with more than S$70,000 worth of drugs seized. 

SINGAPORE: A total of 104 suspected drug offenders were rounded up during the Central Narcotics Bureau's (CNB) latest island-wide raid, with more than S$70,000 in drugs seized.

In a statement on Friday (July 11), the CNB said it mounted its operation from July 7 to 11 with support from officers from the Singapore Police Force. The raids covered areas such as Beach Road, Bedok North, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Circuit Road, Geylang, Jalan Kayu, Pasir Ris, Woodlands and Yishun.

The drugs seized included about 270 grams (g) of ketamine, 150g of Ice, 30g of heroin, 2,500 Erimin-5 tablets, 290 Ecstasy tablets and a small amount of cannabis, CNB said.

Additionally, a raid on July 7 resulted in the arrest of a 47-year-old Singaporean in the Toh Guan Road area. He was suspected of trafficking in multiple types of drugs, including ketamine, Ecstasy tablets and cannabis. The drugs seized from him had an estimated street value of S$58,000.

The suspect is currently being investigated for drug trafficking, and faces a minimum of five years imprisonment and five strokes of the cane if convicted, according to the statement.

CNB Director Ng Ser Song said: "As the regional drug situation remains unfavourable with a potential spill-over on Singapore, CNB will continue to put pressure against such street-level demand and supply of illicit drugs. Singapore adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards illicit drugs and this is a strong signal to all drug offenders that CNB will not tolerate such drug activities."

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