100 drug offenders arrested in 3-day CNB island-wide strike

28 Nov 2014

CNB’s latest three-day island-wide operation, launched on 25 November till early morning of 28 November 2014, saw the arrest of 100 drug offenders. The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force. Areas where officers were deployed included Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Hougang, Kallang and Woodlands.

About 108g of heroin, 4g of ‘Ice’, and an assortment of tablets including ‘Ecstasy’ and Erimin-5 tablets were seized. The estimated worth of the drugs seized is more than $10,000. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.

Two Drug Traffickers Arrested in Hougang

In one of the operations on 26 November 2014 at Hougang Avenue 1, CNB officers conducting observation on a suspected drug trafficker spotted the suspect loitering at the 8th floor of the block of flats. When the 46-year-old male suspect proceeded to the 6th floor, CNB officers promptly arrested him. A small packet of heroin and a bunch of keys to the man’s suspected hideout were seized.

From his suspected hideout in a unit on the 8th floor, CNB officers recovered a total of about 48g of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ice’, and 22 capsules suspected to contain diphenoxylate. Drug paraphernalia such as digital weighing scales, empty plastic packets and improvised drug-smoking apparatus were also recovered. Diphenoxylate is a Class A controlled drug in the Misuse of Drugs Act. A 41-year-old female suspected drug trafficker was also arrested within the unit.

Both the 46-year-old male and the 41-year-old female are being investigated for drug trafficking. Both are Singaporeans.

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Photo: A suspect arrested during one of the operations.

A suspect arrested during 1 of the operation