In the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 8 October to the morning of 12 October 2018, a total of 108 suspected drug offenders were arrested. The operation also saw the seizure of about 2,163g of heroin, 44g of ‘Ice’, 13g of cannabis, 19 Erimin-5 tablets, 10 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 468g of new psychoactive substances.
2 This latest island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Bedok, Boon Lay, Bukit Merah, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Whampoa, Woodlands and Yishun.
Large seizure of heroin
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the morning of 10 October, CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane and arrested a 63-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker. From within the unit, officers recovered about 876g of heroin, 29g of ‘Ice’ and cash amounting to more than S$87,000. Prior to the arrest, the suspect discarded a package out of the unit’s window, which landed on a grass patch. Officers recovered about 1,277g of heroin from the area of the grass patch where the package landed. The estimated worth of this seizure is about S$154,000.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
12 OCTOBER 2018
Photo (CNB): Drugs and cash seized from CNB operation at Teck Whye Lane, on 10 October 2018.