CNB officers pressed on with their vigorous enforcement action, with an intensive 48-hour operation which lasted from 25 Jun 2012 to 27 Jun 2012.
The 48-hour-long operation, which comprised of multiple raids all over Singapore, aimed to maintain enforcement pressure on the ground to curb street level demand and supply of illicit drugs. Officers scoured the entire island – from Woodlands, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio in the north to Simei and Aljunied in the east and other areas such as Toa Payoh, Clementi, Taman Jurong and Outram. A total of eight drug traffickers and 89 drug offenders were arrested. Approximately 625 grammes of heroin, 235 grammes of Ice and other drugs, such as cannabis, ketamine, Erimin-5 and Ecstasy were seized, with a total street value of nearly S$170,000.
S$144,000 drug bust at Outram
In one of the many cases in the 48-hour operation, CNB officers arrested two male Singaporeans and a male Malaysian in Outram in the evening of 25 Jun 2012. The first male Singaporean - a 44-year-old – was arrested with about 370 grammes of heroin, 183 grammes of Ice, 1,171 Erimin-5 tablets and other drugs. About two hours later, CNB officers arrested another male Singaporean - a 46-year-old – in the vicinity with about 245 grammes of heroin and 20 Erimin-5 tablets. Both of them were suspected to have collected the drugs found on them from a male Malaysian – 22-years-old – who was also arrested in the vicinity. Approximately S$6,900 cash and two vehicles were also seized. The street value of this haul is estimated to be more than S$144,000. The trio have been charged for drug trafficking and may face the death penalty.
Drug activities in Simei halted
In another case, CNB officers arrested two suspected street level drug pushers and a drug abuser in Simei. All three were male Singaporeans. One of them, a 25-year-old, was arrested in a HDB unit in Simei where Ice and drug packing paraphernalia were recovered from his bedroom in the unit. Officers followed up immediately with another operation and arrested a 39-year-old drug supplier and a 37-year-old drug abuser. Various drugs, including Ice, Erimin-5, ketamine and Ecstasy, were found on the 39-year-old. More drugs and drug packing paraphernalia were found in his residence at Woodlands. Approximately 19 grammes of Ice, 220 Erimin-5 tablets and other drugs were seized in this raid, totalling about S$6,700. The 25-year-old and 39-year-old are being investigated for drug trafficking. They face a minimum sentence of five years of imprisonment and five strokes of the cane if convicted.
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.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 JUNE 2012
Drugs seized by CNB officers at Outram