88 drug offenders arrested, more than 1.5kg of heroin and other drugs seized

12 Sep 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a two-day island-wide operation from 10 to 12 September 2014 targeted at illicit drug activities. A total of 88 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the whole operation. Drug seized included about 1,570g [1] of heroin, 74g of methamphetamine, 207 Erimin-5 tablets, 11 Ecstasy tablets and 760g of cannabis. The total drug haul had an estimated street value of more than S$147,000. Singapore Police Force (SPF) officers also supported the operation.

The island-wide operation was conducted in areas including Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok East, Chai Chee, Commonwealth, Jurong West, Simei, Tampines and Woodlands.

Large Quantity of Drugs Seized from Suspected Drug Trafficker

In one of the operations on 11 September 2014, at about 1.40pm, CNB officers arrested a 28-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of a Commonwealth neighbourhood. The 28-year-old was brought back to his hideout in a housing block unit in the same vicinity wherein CNB officers seized about 1,440g of heroin, 750g of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. A 30-year-old female Singaporean suspected drug abuser was also arrested in the unit. The drugs seized had an estimated street value of more than S$125,000.

Investigations are on-going.

CNB will continue to keep up its enforcement efforts and keep drugs away from the streets of Singapore.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

Photo 1: Heroin seized in a CNB operation on 11 September 2014.

Heroin seized in a CNB operation on 11 September 2014

Photo 2: A suspected drug offender arrested by CNB officers in an island-wide operation from 10 to 12 September 2014.

A suspected drug offender arrested by CNB officers in an island-wide operation from 10 to 12 September 2014.

[1] The heroin seized could potentially feed the addiction of about 747 abusers for a week.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017