The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a four-day island-wide operation that saw the arrest of 15 suspected drug traffickers and 96 suspected drug abusers. This latest island-wide strike was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and some of the areas where officers were deployed included Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Henderson, Jurong, Punggol, Teck Whye and Woodlands.
About 115g of heroin, 112g of ‘Ice’, 81g of ketamine, 348g of cannabis, 165 Erimin-5 tablets and 60 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized from the whole operation. A small amount of synthetic cannabis was also seized. The drugs seized in this operation are estimated to be worth more than S$43,000. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.
Poly-drug trafficker arrested
In one of the operations on 7 August 2014, CNB officers arrested a 50-year-old male Singaporean in the vicinity of Lorong 40 Geylang and a search of the man recovered about 14.5g of ‘Ice’, 40 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 55 Erimin-5 tablets and 18g of ketamine. The 50-year-old was escorted back to his residence at New Upper Changi Road and a search of the residence uncovered about 70.5g of ‘Ice’, 58g of ketamine, 110 Erimin-5 tablets, 10 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and a small amount of cannabis.
The 50-year-old man is being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he will face a minimum of five years’ imprisonment.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
8 AUGUST 2014
A suspect arrested during one of the operations.