CNB keeps up enforcement pressure in 3-day island-wide operation - 96 drug offenders arrested

23 May 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched another three-day island-wide operation targeted at street level demand for illicit drugs, from 19 to 22 May 2014. A total of five suspected drug traffickers and 91 suspected drug abusers were arrested. CNB officers, supported by the Singapore Police Force, were deployed all over the island, including in areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong, Toa Payoh, Ubi and Woodlands.

Drugs weighing about 72g of heroin, 19g of ‘Ice’, 32g of cannabis and some ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized from the whole operation.

Drug pusher arrested in Hougang

In one of the raids in this island-wide sweep, a party of CNB officers arrested a drug trafficker suspected of pushing heroin in the Hougang area. The suspected drug trafficker, a 43-year-old male Singaporean was arrested by CNB officers at the ground floor of a housing block in Hougang Avenue 5 on Monday afternoon. A straw of heroin and various drug paraphernalia were found on the man.

The man was brought back to his unit in the same block and CNB officers recovered a total of about 56g of heroin and also other drug paraphernalia, including a digital weighing scale and an improvised drug-smoking apparatus from the unit.

Investigations on all the suspected drug offenders are ongoing.

CNB will continue to keep up its enforcement efforts on the ground to send a strong signal to drug abusers and pushers of its zero tolerance stance towards drug abuse.

23 MAY 2014

A suspect arrested during one of the operations.

A suspect arrested during one of the operations.