Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) continued with its intensive enforcement efforts with another island-wide operation conducted from 11 to 15 November 2013. Over the 4 days, CNB officers arrested 86 drug offenders and seized drugs worth more than S$56,000. Officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) also participated in the operation. The drug haul included about 167 grammes of heroin, 175 grammes of ‘Ice’, 42 Ecstasy tablets, 100 Erimin-5 tablets, 29 grammes of ketamine, a small amount of cannabis and a Yaba tablet.
The operation was conducted at Ang Mo Kio, Bedok Reservoir Road, Bendemeer Road, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Chai Chee, Choa Chu Kang, Chin Swee Road, Geylang, Hougang, Marsiling, Sembawang Drive and Woodlands.
Investigations are on-going.
CNB officer rejected bribe offered by suspected drug offender
On 12 November 2013 at the Woodlands Checkpoint, a Malaysian-registered car with two males, a 31-year-old Malaysian and a 33-year-old Singaporean, was stopped by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers during a routine check as the car was arriving into Singapore.
The two males were referred to CNB officers for follow-up investigation for suspected drug offences. CNB officers seized 60 Erimin-5 tablets that were found strapped to the 31-year-old’s ankle.
During the course of recording his statement, the 33-year-old attempted to offer money as bribes to a CNB officer. The CNB officer promptly rejected the bribe but the subject persisted. A report was made with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). CPIB is currently investigating this case.
CNB officers seized a small amount of Erimin-5 tablets and Ecstasy tablets at a follow-up raid at the 33-year-old male’s rented residence in the Tanjong Katong vicinity.
Drugs worth about S$680 were seized in this operation. The 31-year-old is being investigated for drug importation while the 33-year-old was sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song thanked all the officers involved in the operations and said, “I am heartened that CNB officers have displayed professionalism and integrity during the course of their duties. We will continue with our relentless enforcement efforts against illicit drug activities and keep Singapore safe from drugs.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
15 NOVEMBER 2013
A suspect arrested by CNB.