In another extensive island-wide operation conducted from 30 May to 1 June, Central Narcotics Bureau officers arrested a total of 93 suspected drug offenders. This operation was targeted to sweep drug activities off the streets in Singapore. Of these, 11 were arrested for involvement in drug trafficking. Drugs worth more than S$53,880 were seized, including about 190 grammes of heroin, 61 grammes of ‘Ice’, 736 Erimin-5 tablets, 176 Ecstasy tablets, 26 grammes of ketamine and 12 grammes of cannabis.
The operation was conducted all across Singapore, including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Chin Swee Road, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Eunos, Geylang, Hougang, Jalan Berseh, Jurong West, MacPherson, Redhill, Marsiling, Taman Jurong, Toa Payoh and Woodlands.
Drug peddling couple nabbed at Jalan Berseh
In one of the cases, CNB arrested a couple who was suspected to be trafficking in heroin and ‘Ice’ from their HDB flat in Jalan Berseh. On the evening of 30 May 2012, CNB officers arrested a 39-year-old Singaporean man along the corridor of his HDB flat after a fierce struggle. At the time of arrest, the man was carrying 2 packets of cannabis weighing about 2 grammes and 1 straw of heroin.
Officers entered the flat and arrested the man’s wife, a 35-year-old Singaporean woman, also suspected to be helping her husband sell drugs. Officers searched the flat and recovered a variety of drugs in several locations, including about 13.5 grammes of heroin, 0.6 gramme of Ice, 9 grammes of cannabis and 10 Erimin-5 tablets. A mini digital weighing scale was also seized.
The husband and wife are being investigated for drug trafficking and face a minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and five strokes of the cane if convicted.
Multiple drug seizure from trafficker in Jurong West
In another case, CNB arrested a 30-year-old Singaporean man who was suspected to be trafficking in multiple drugs in Jurong West. On 31 May 2012, CNB officers raided the man’s flat in the vicinity of Jurong West and arrested him. His 27-year-old wife and 24-year-old male tenant (both Singaporeans) were also arrested within for drug abuse.
Officers searched the HDB flat and seized an assortment of drugs that included about 726 tablets of Erimin-5, 176 Ecstasy tablets, 55 grammes of Ice, 25 grammes of ketamine and 1.5 grammes of cannabis. The drugs were found in different parts of the flat, including the master bedroom, toilet and the tenant’s room.
The 30-year-old man is being investigated for trafficking in a controlled drug. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and five strokes of the cane. Both the 27-year-old woman and 24-year-old male are being investigated for drug consumption.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song said, “This island-wide operation is conducted over a prolonged period and across various parts of Singapore to sweep illicit drug activities off the streets. CNB will continue with such intensive enforcement to safeguard our zero tolerance stance against drug abuse in Singapore.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 JUNE 2012
Suspects arrested by CNB
Multiple drug seizure at Jurong West