120 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the seven-day island-wide operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 20 April 2015 to 27 April 2015. The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and areas covered included Bedok, Bendemeer, Boon Lay, Geylang, Jalan Bukit Merah, Jurong, Marsiling, Pasir Ris, Serangoon, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.
Drugs seized included about 223g of heroin, 45g of ‘Ice’, 394g of cannabis, 29g of ketamine, 17 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 10 Erimin-5 tablets. Cigarettes believed to contain synthetic cannabis were also seized. The drugs are worth an estimated S$38,000. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.
Large Heroin and Cash Seizure in Bedok
In one of the operations carried out in the early hours of 22 April 2015, a party of CNB officers raided the hideout of a suspected drug trafficker, a 66-year-old male Singaporean, in the vicinity of Bedok North. From within the unit, officers recovered a total of about 74g of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ice’, and cash amounting to S$34,345. A digital weighing scale and empty plastic packets were also seized in the raid.
Poly-drug Trafficker Arrested in Geylang
In another operation on 22 April, CNB officers arrested a 26-year-old suspected drug abuser in his bedroom in a private housing estate in Jurong East. A small packet of ketamine was recovered from the suspected abuser.
From follow-up investigations on the suspected abuser, officers proceeded to arrest a suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Lorong 3 Geylang. The 39-year-old male Singaporean suspect was then brought to his unit in a HDB block in the vicinity, where an assortment of drugs were recovered, which included about 29g of ketamine, 27g of ‘Ice’, numerous ‘Ecstasy’ and Erimin-5 tablets, and cigarette sticks suspected to contain synthetic cannabis.
Both the 66-year-old and the 39-year-old male are being investigated for drug trafficking.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 APRIL 2015
A suspect arrested during one of the operations.