Over a three-day intensive anti-drug blitz conducted island wide, the Central Narcotics Bureau seized a total of about 1,702g of cannabis, 1,335g of heroin and 330 Erimin-5 tablets amongst other drugs, worth more than S$214,000.
The island-wide operation conducted from 10 to 12 June 2013 also netted 92 suspected drug offenders across the island covering areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Merah, Circuit Road, Clementi, Geylang, Indus Road, Jalan Kukoh, Jurong West, Marsiling, Serangoon, Telok Blangah and Yishun.
Rendezvous at 24-hour convenience store
On 12 June 2013, CNB officers were deployed to observe a suspected drug trafficker and drug courier in the vicinity of Jalan Besar. At about 9:35pm, officers spotted a male arriving at the vicinity on a Malaysian-registered motorcycle. The other suspect was spotted coming out of a hotel and approaching the man who had earlier arrived on a motorcycle. Both men were observed to have proceeded together into a 24-hour convenience store. After a short while, the male motorcyclist left the convenience store and officers swiftly moved in and arrested both suspects.
Officers escorted the 45-year-old male Singaporean back to his hotel room, where a search of the room uncovered a small amount of ‘Ice’, a digital weighing scale, empty plastic sachets and drug-taking utensils.
Another group of officers searched the 21-year-old male Malaysian motorcyclist and from within a haversack he was carrying, officers found three bundles wrapped in black tape. Two of the bundles were found to contain about 912g of heroin and one bundle was found to have about 514g of cannabis. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$113,000. Both men are being investigated for drug trafficking.
Bukit Purmei drug store
Earlier on 11 June 2013, another team of CNB officers raided a HDB unit at Bukit Purmei, believed to be a drug store where a 27-year-old male Singaporean was arrested. From within the unit’s bedroom, CNB officers recovered about 1,130g of cannabis, 42g of ‘Ice’ and 62 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets. Various drug paraphernalia were also seized in the bedroom, including a digital weighing scale, empty plastic packets and drug-taking apparatus. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$48,000. Investigations are ongoing.
To maintain a strong deterrence against illicit drug activities on our streets, CNB will continue to launch such island-wide operation regularly to systematically target all levels of illicit drug activities including abusers, street pushers and distributors.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 JUNE 2013
Heroin and cannabis seized during the operation on 12 June 2013
'Ecstasy' and 'Ice' seized during the operation on 11 June 2013