The Central Narcotics Bureau intensified its enforcement efforts by conducting a series of operations targeting both demand and supply of illicit drugs in Singapore over a 5-day period island-wide from 27 to 31 August. A total of 200 suspected drug offenders were arrested. Of which, 17 were arrested for suspected drug trafficking. Drugs worth more than S$159,000 were seized, including about 1.4 kilogrammes of heroin, 35 grammes of ‘Ice’, 22 Erimin-5 tablets and 6 grammes of ketamine. Arrests were made island-wide including Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bishan, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Henderson, Hougang, Joo Chiat, Jurong East, Marine Parade, Redhill, Sembawang, Taman Jurong, Tampines, Telok Blangah, Toa Payoh, West Coast Road and Yishun.
The massive enforcement efforts this week included three joint, multi-agency operations. The first joint operation was conducted over 15 hours from 27 August to 28 August and involved officers from CNB Supervision ‘G’, the Bedok Police Division, Special Operations Command (SOC) and Singapore Customs. The operation targeted various locations in the eastern part of Singapore. A total of 84 suspected drug offenders were arrested in this operation.
The second joint operation was conducted on 28 August where officers from CNB Supervision D and Clementi Police Division conducted house visits and spot checks at public areas in the western part of Singapore. A total of 11 suspected drug offenders were arrested over the 7-hour operation. A third joint operation was also conducted on 30 August in the northern part of Singapore and included officers from CNB, SPF and CID, among other agencies. A total of 28 suspected drug offenders were arrested in this operation.
In another operation on 27 August, CNB mounted an operation targeting drug supply in Yishun and arrested 3 suspected drug traffickers – two male Malaysians, aged 20 and 27, and a male Singaporean aged 47 – and four suspected Singaporean drug abusers, aged between 39 and 45 years. A total of about 796 grammes of heroin and 4 grammes of Ice were sized from this operation.
Mr Ng Ser Song, Director of CNB said, “I thank all the enforcement officers from the various agencies that have taken part in these operations. With the help of our Home Team partners, CNB will continue with its vigorous enforcement action against illicit drug activities to maintain a strong deterrent presence against both drug traffickers and abusers alike. We will not let up in our enforcement efforts.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
31 August 2012
Suspects arrested during operations this week
Officers conducting house visits and spot checks