The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) kept up its enforcement efforts on the ground with an intensive three-day island-wide anti-drug operation from 10 to 13 September 2013. Officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) have also participated in the operation.
In the operation, CNB seized a total of about 660 grams of heroin, 24g of Ice, and small amounts of other drugs including ketamine, Erimin-5 and Ecstasy tablets worth about $75,000 on the streets. The operation covered areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Geylang, Jurong East, Toh Yi and Woodlands. A total of 107 suspected offenders were arrested for various drug offences from drug consumption, drug possession to drug trafficking.
Investigations are ongoing against the suspected drug offenders.
Heroin bust at a Shopping Mall
In one of the operation conducted on 10 Sep 2013, CNB officers were deployed at a shopping mall in the central area of Singapore to observe a suspected drug trafficker who was believed to be trafficking in heroin. The suspected drug trafficker, a 41-year-old male Singaporean, was subsequently arrested at the shopping mall. A 23-year-old Malaysian was also arrested. About 498g of heroin, estimated to be worth about S$52,000, was recovered from the operation. Both men are being investigated for drug trafficking.
CNB will continue to mount such operations regularly to eradicate illicit drug activities off the streets of Singapore.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 SEP 2013
Photo 1: Suspects arrested by CNB
Photo 2: Heroin seized during the operation on 10 September 2013