The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out a four-day island-wide operation from the morning of 9 October to the morning of 13 October, arresting a total of 95 suspected drug offenders. About 371g of heroin, 93g of ‘Ice’ and 105g of cannabis were seized in this operation.
This latest island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force, and some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Geylang, Hougang, Sembawang, Simei, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Yishun.
Trafficker arrested in Sembawang
In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the evening of 9 October, CNB officers arrested a 52-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of his residence in Sembawang Drive. Two ‘straws’ of heroin were recovered from the suspect. Officers also recovered a pouch that the suspect had discarded when attempting to evade arrest, which was later found to contain about 92g of heroin. The suspect was brought to his residence and a search of the residence recovered about 151g of heroin and 54g of ‘Ice’.
The suspect was also brought to another of his hideout in the same vicinity and from within the unit, officers recovered about 17g of heroin, 29g of ‘Ice’, three digital weighing scales and an improvised drug-smoking apparatus. The haul of drugs from the 52-year-old suspect is estimated to be worth more than S$35,000.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 OCTOBER 2017
Photo-1: Heroin and ‘Ice’ recovered from CNB operation at Sembawang Drive on 9 October 2017.