CNB launched 4-day island-wide operation - 110 drug offenders arrested; 1.7kg cannabis seized

28 Feb 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a 4-day island-wide operation, from 24 to 28 February 2014, which saw the arrest of 110 suspected drug offenders and the seizure of a large assortment of drugs, including 1,750g of cannabis, 168g of heroin, 43g of ‘Ice’ and some ketamine. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$82,000. Officers from the Singapore Police Force had also lent their strong support in this latest island-wide operation.

The four-day operation was conducted all across the island, including Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Ghim Moh, Henderson, Jurong, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Whampoa and Woodlands.

Large cannabis haul at Yishun

In one of the operations in the island-wide strike, on 28 February, a party of CNB officers kept watch on a suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, who was believed to be awaiting a consignment of drugs. At about 12.50pm, the 36-year-old male Singaporean was spotted boarding a taxi, and officers continued observation on the suspect.

The 36-year-old male was observed to have alighted from the taxi in Yishun and proceeded on foot towards a nearby HDB block. CNB officers observed the 36-year-old male meeting up with another male suspect, a 49-year-old male Malaysian. The male Malaysian was spotted handing over a bag to the male Singaporean. Both parted ways a short while later and officers moved in swiftly and placed both men under arrest. A black bundle containing about 1kg of cannabis was found in the bag the 36-year-old male was carrying.

A follow-up raid on the hideout of the 36-year-old male yielded the further recovery of approximately 750g cannabis. Two persons, a Malaysian female aged 27 and a Singaporean male aged 36, were arrested within the unit.

Investigations are currently on-going.

CNB will continue our vigorous enforcement action in our zero-tolerance stance towards illicit drug activities.

28 FEBRUARY 2014

A suspect arrested during one of the operations.

A suspect arrested during one of the operations.

Black bundle found inside bag carried by 36-year-old male Singaporean suspect

Black bundle found inside bag carried by 36-year-old male Singaporean suspect.