The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) kept up its enforcement pressure against drug offenders in Singapore, arresting 11 persons and seizing more than 2.7kg of drugs in a single hit operation.
On 22 Aug 2013, CNB officers who were investigating into the suspected drug activities of a 38-year-old male drug trafficker were deployed at his hideout at a HDB block in Toa Payoh Lorong 5. The suspected drug trafficker and two drug abusers, a 33-year-old female and a 39-year-old male, were arrested within the hideout. About 1.2kg of heroin, 1 kg of cannabis and 90g of Ice were recovered from the unit. Drug paraphernalia were also found.
CNB officers immediately carried out a follow up operation and arrested eight more drug offenders, aged 21 to 45, from a budget hotel in the Bugis area. About 450 grams of cannabis, 80 grams of heroin and other assortment of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the hotel room. In total, drugs worth more than S$207,000 were seized in the whole operation. Investigations against all 11 arrested are on-going.
The Bureau will persist with our zero-tolerance stance against illicit drugs, to stop the flow of drugs into the streets.
Photo 1: Drugs seized by CNB on 22 August 2013.
Photo 2: Drugs seized by CNB on 22 August 2013.