In a 14-hour joint operation led by the Central Narcotics Bureau’s Supervision Division and with strong support from police officers from the Bedok Police Division, a total of 60 suspected drug offenders were arrested in various areas in Geylang and the eastern parts of Singapore.
14-Hour Joint Operation
In an operation targeting street-level drug trafficking and abuse in the side streets of Geylang and various eastern parts of Singapore, including Circuit Road, Chai Chee, Bedok, Tampines, Haig Road and Geylang Serai, 60 suspected drug offenders were arrested. An assortment of drugs, including approximately 28 grammes of heroin, 20 grammes of ‘Ice’ and a small amount of cannabis were seized from the operation.
Attempted escape on wheels
As part of the extended operation, anti-drug rounds were conducted at the Circuit Road area. CNB officers spot-checked a female on bicycle in the vicinity but she attempted to evade arrest by cycling away. CNB officers arrested the female after a short chase on foot and 20 straws of heroin weighing approximately 19 grammes, meant to be peddled to drug addicts on the street, were recovered from the female. She is currently being investigated for drug trafficking.
Raids at Geylang
Spot-checks were also carried out in various hotels in the Geylang area as part of the intensive operation. During one of the checks in Lorong 16 Geylang, a forced entry was effected when an occupant of a room refused to grant officers access to the room despite repeated requests by officers. The male occupant of the room resisted but was eventually put under arrest by officers. One sachet of cannabis was recovered in the room. He is being investigated for consumption of a controlled drug.
Director CNB Mr Ng Ser Song commended the officers involved in the operation. Mr Ng said, “To keep the drug situation in check, CNB will continue to work closely with our fellow Home Team counterparts to intensify our enforcement efforts on the ground.”
Central Narcotics Bureau
7 March 2012
Suspects rounded up during CNB & SPF operation