On the first week of the new year, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) maintained the enforcement pressure on the ground, launching a four-day island-wide operation on 5 January till early morning of 9 January 2015, which saw the arrest of 107 suspected drug offenders. The latest island-wide operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force. Areas where officers were deployed included Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Geylang, Jalan Bukit Merah, Jurong, Marsiling, Telok Blangah, Tiong Bahru, Woodlands and Yishun.
Drugs seized from this island-wide operation included about 102g of heroin, 50g of ‘Ice’, 6g of ketamine and 32 Erimin-5 tablets. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.
Heroin & Ice Trafficker Arrested in Yishun
In one of the operations on 6 January 2015 at Yishun, CNB officers arrested a suspected drug trafficker at the void deck of a block in Yishun Street 11. From a search of the 35-year-old male Singaporean, officers recovered a small packet of ‘Ice’.
Officers then proceeded to raid the man’s hideout in a unit at the same block. One male and one female suspect, both Singaporeans, aged 40 and 31 respectively, were arrested within the unit. About 75g of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’ was recovered from the 40-year-old male. A search of the unit recovered a small amount of ‘Ice’ and drug paraphernalia such as a digital weighing scale, drug-smoking apparatus and numerous empty plastic packets. The 40-year-old suspect was brought to his car parked in the vicinity and a search of the car recovered a small amount of heroin.
The 35-year-old and 40-year-old suspects are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face a minimum of 5 years’ imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
9 JANUARY 2015
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CNB Photo 1: A suspect arrested during one of the operations.
CNB Photo 2: ‘Ice’ and drug paraphernalia seized during one of the operations.