The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched the first island-wide operation of 2014, from 7 to 10 January, which saw the arrest of 86 drug offenders and the seizure of an assortment of drugs including about 304g of heroin, 32g of ‘Ice’, 12g of cannabis and small amounts of ketamine, Erimin-5 and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$39,000. Officers from the Singapore Police Force have also participated in this latest island-wide operation.
The three-day operation was conducted all across the island, including at Ang Mo Kio, Beach Road, Bendemeer, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Hougang, Jurong, Kallang, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Woodlands. Investigations on all the arrested persons are ongoing.
Heroin Bust in Hougang
In one of the operations, a party of CNB officers raided a unit at Hougang Avenue 8 on 8 January 2014 and arrested a 48-year-old male within the unit. CNB officers recovered about 52g of heroin, estimated to be worth more than S$5,000 from the unit. Cash in local currency amounting to S$2,650, believed to be illicit proceeds from selling drugs, was also recovered from within the unit.
Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of the man are ongoing. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 5 years’ imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
10 JANUARY 2014
Photo : Suspects arrested in CNB’s island-wide operation.