In the latest island-wide operation conducted from 7 October to 11 October 2013, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 108 drug offenders and seized more than S$160,000 worth of drugs in the operation which spanned over four days. Officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) have also lent their strong support in the island-wide operation, which saw an assortment of drugs seized, including about 1,300g of heroin, 20g of ‘Ice’, 610g of cannabis, 70g of ketamine, 291 Erimin-5 tablets and 27 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets.
The operation was conducted across the island, including Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay, Chai Chee, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Hougang, Jurong, Marsiling, Redhill and West Coast. Investigations are ongoing against all the drug offenders.
Large heroin seizure at Upper Paya Lebar & Kitchener
In a case on 11 October 2013, 4 drug traffickers were arrested and a total of about 1,200g of heroin was seized, with the heroin haul estimated to be worth more than S$120,000.
On 11 October 2013, CNB officers launched an operation on a 48-year-old suspected local drug trafficker at the vicinity of Kitchener Road. At about 9.30 am, the local drug trafficker collected a drug consignment from a group of male Malaysians and subsequently, they parted ways.
Shortly thereafter, a party of officers apprehended the group consisting of three Malaysians, aged 18, 19 and 20, at the junction of Kitchener Road and Serangoon Road.
Another party of officers apprehended the 48-year-old Singaporean in the vicinity of Upper Paya Lebar, and recovered about 900g of heroin from him. The man was brought back to his hideout at Kitchener Road and a subsequent search of the hideout recovered about 300g of heroin.
All four males are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song, expressed his appreciation to all the officers involved in the island-wide operation and said, “This island-wide operation is a testament to the close cooperation between the Home Team agencies in fighting the drug menace. We will continue to keep up the vigorous enforcement efforts against all drug offenders.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
11 OCTOBER 2013
Heroin seized in an operation on 11 October 2013.
CNB officers escorting a suspected drug offender arrested in the island-wide operation.