The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a 4-day island-wide operation from 25 April to the morning of 29 April 2016, which saw the arrest of 103 drug offenders in this latest island-wide anti-drug effort. The haul of drugs from this operation included about 200g of heroin, 150g of cannabis and 120g of ‘Ice’.
The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and the areas covered in this island-wide strike included Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Geylang, Jurong, Tampines, Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.
‘Canned drugs’ at Tampines
In one of the operations carried out on 26 April 2016, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Tampines Street 44 spotted a suspected drug trafficker and his female companion. Officers then placed the pair, a 28-year-old male Singaporean and a 30-year-old female Singaporean, under arrest. Four packets of ‘Ice’ weighing about 13g, concealed within a metal can, were recovered from the man.
Officers proceeded to raid the male suspect’s residence. From within the unit, CNB officers recovered a total of about 80g of ‘Ice’ and a small amount of cannabis, carefully concealed within modified metal cans [see photos below].
Photo-1: Closed-up view of modified interior of one of the metal cans used to conceal drugs, found in a unit in Tampines, in a CNB operation on 26 April 2016.
Photo-2: View of modified interior of another one of the metal cans used to conceal drugs and small packets of drugs, found in a unit in Tampines, in a CNB operation on 26 April 2016.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. CNB is committed to keeping the streets of Singapore safe from drugs. CNB will continue to mount regular sustained operations against drug traffickers and abusers alike, to keep the streets of Singapore drug-free.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 APRIL 2016