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A series of searches targeting transactions made using encrypted chat programs resulted in the arrest of 35 alleged drug criminals.
The CNB reported on Thursday, April 20th that more than 11 kg of drugs with a probable street value of S$560,000 (US$420,000) were found during the nine-day operation from April 11th to April 19th, which included areas like Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Marsiling, and Novena.
The haul includes 122 g of chemicals that are thought to be banned narcotics, 916 g of Ice, 560 g of ecstasy, 320 g of ketamine, 450 Erimin-5 pills, 77 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) stamps, 9,529 g of cannabis.
An alleged purchaser sent two messages that said – “Hi can I get a top up?” in a snapshot of a Telegram chat that CNB released, likewise asking his supplier – “Tonight deliver?”
More than 10 hours after the initial message “Received.”
Officers detained a 42-year-old man on April 11th at the void deck of a residential building in the Haig Road neighborhood on suspicion of narcotics trafficking.
A total of 60 Erimin-5 pills, 13 LSD stamps, 117 g of Ice, 97 g of ecstasy, and 783 g of cannabis were found at the void deck.
He was brought to a residential building, where more narcotics were discovered, including 8,519 grams of cannabis, 766 grams of ice, 461 grams of ecstasy, 320 grams of ketamine, 390 tablets of Erimin-5, 56 stamps of LSD, 122 grams of chemicals that were likely banned substances, and numerous drug accessories.
On April 18th, a woman was detained for alleged drug offenses in a house close to Compassvale Link. The unit included around 2.3 g of marijuana and several drug-related accessories.
A male student was detained the next day in a residence on Choa Chu Kang Crescent, and roughly 2.8 grams of marijuana were found there.
All those detained are still being investigated for their drug-related activities.