169 arrested; more than S$57,000 worth of drugs seized in anti-crime blitz

13 May 2013

In a show of force from the Home Team, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) held joint and other operations this week targeting crime and drug offences. The officers arrested a total of 127 drug offenders, 28 females for suspected involvement in vice activities and unlawful employment in public entertainment outlets and 14 for immigration offences. More than S$57,000 worth of drugs was seized from the operations. This included about 350 grams of heroin, 52 grams of ‘Ice’, 361 illicit drug tablets and other drugs including Ketamine and cannabis.

Joint Ops with Bedok Police Division

In one of the joint operations, on 5 May 2013, officers from the CNB Supervision Division (Bedok), Bedok Police Division and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) launched an operation targeted at areas including Bedok, Chai Chee, Geylang Serai, Haig Road, Eunos Crescent, Circuit Road, Joo Chiat, Pasir Ris, Upper Boon Keng and Tampines to eradicate criminal and drug-related activities.

Home Team officers arrested 68 persons for drug-related offences and 14 for immigration offences. A small amount of heroin, “Ice” and cannabis were seized. Investigations are on-going.

Protracted Joint Ops with Jurong Police Division

In the first phase of another joint-operation by the CNB Supervision Division (Jurong) and Jurong Police Division on 6 May 2013, officers arrested 11 drug offenders and seized about 285 grams of heroin, 14 grams of Ice, more than S$5000 in cash and drug-trafficking and drug-taking paraphernalia. The total amount of drugs seized from this operation has a street value worth more than S$32,000.

In phase two, from the early hours of 9 May 2013, an operation targeting vice and drug activities was launched. It was led by Jurong Police Division, and supported by the Central Narcotics Bureau Supervision Division (Jurong) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force. More than 80 officers were involved and over the course of the operation that lasted 6 hours, 32 were arrested. Areas of operation include public entertainment outlets in Taman Jurong and Upper Jurong Road. Out of the 32 arrested, 28 women were arrested for suspected involvement in vice activities and unlawful employment in public entertainment outlets and 4 men were arrested for drug-related offences. Another 61 subjects were also checked in the course of the operation.

More than S$24,700 worth of drugs seized in CNB island-wide operation

In a separate island-wide CNB operation held from 5 May to 10 May 2013, CNB officers arrested a total of 48 drug offenders and seized drugs including about 305 Ecstasy tablets, 55 Erimin-5 tablets, 63 grams of heroin, 38 grams of ‘Ice’, 17 grams of ketamine and a small amount of cannabis with a total street worth of more than S$24,700. The operation was conducted in areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Merah, Circuit Road, Eunos Crescent, Haig Road, Indus Road, Jalan Kukoh, Henderson, Toa Payoh and Taman Jurong.

Both agencies noted that these operations would not have been possible without the close collaboration of the different law enforcement agencies on the ground. In true Home Team spirit, the agencies will continue to persevere to rid all forms of criminal and drug-related activities in Singapore.

10 MAY 2013 @ 9.00PM

Photo 1: Suspects arrested by CNB

Suspects arrested by CNB