In another extensive island-wide operation conducted from 8 October to 12 October 2012 targeted to sweep drug activities off the streets in Singapore, a total of 84 suspected drug offenders were nabbed by Central Narcotics Bureau officers. Of those nabbed,
15 were arrested for involvement in drug trafficking. The operations also saw the seizure of drugs worth more than S$124,600, including about 825 grammes of heroin, 104 grammes of ‘Ice’, 672 Erimin-5 tablets, 20 Ecstasy tablets, 28 grammes of ketamine
and 8 grammes of cannabis.
The operation was conducted all across Singapore, including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Merah, Circuit Road, Geylang, Tampines, MacPherson, Woodlands and Yishun.
Two of the more noteworthy cases are highlighted below:
Interception at Woodlands Checkpoint
On 9th October 2012, at about 5am, CNB officers pulled a Malaysia-registered motorcycle over during a routine check on incoming vehicles at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
As CNB officers were conducting a search on the motorcycle, a vigilant officer noticed the battery compartment cover looked suspicious. CNB officers then removed the cover and the battery inside the compartment, and discovered a bundle, believed to contain
a controlled drug, hidden within.
The 20-year-old surrendered one bundle of drug believed to be heroin hidden in his groin area after a search was conducted on him. A further check was conducted on the motorcycle and two bundles, believed to contain heroin, were recovered from the air
In total, CNB officers recovered approximately 590 Erimin-5 tablets, 20 Ecstasy tablets, 27 grammes of Ice and 500 grammes of heroin from the male subject and the motorcycle. The 20-year-old Malaysian male rider was immediately placed under arrest. He
is being investigated for drug trafficking.
Seizure of heroin at Kim Tian Place
In another case, CNB arrested a 31-year-old Singaporean man who was suspected to be trafficking drugs in Kim Tian Place. On 8 October 2012, CNB officers raided the man’s flat and arrested him. A 32-year-old Singaporean female was also arrested in the
flat for suspected drug abuse.
Officers searched the HDB flat and seized a total of 15 packets and five straws of heroin from the man’s bedroom. The total amount of heroin seized was approximately 140 grammes.
The 31-year-old male is being investigated for drug trafficking and the 32-year-old female is being investigated for drug consumption.
CNB will continue to intensify its enforcement efforts against illicit drug activities and send a strong signal to drug offenders on the zero tolerance stand against drug abuse.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
12 OCTOBER 2012
Suspects arrested by CNB