The Central Narcotics Bureau maintained its relentless enforcement against drug offenders. In an island-wide operation spanning 48 hours, carried out from 10 September to 12 September 2012, arrests were made across Singapore, including Balestier, Toa Payoh, Bedok, Geylang, Changi, Sims Avenue, Jurong West and Telok Blangah.
In total, 83 suspected drug offenders were arrested. Drugs worth about S$68,500 were seized, including approximately 606 grammes of heroin, 18 grammes of ‘Ice’ and 245 Erimin-5 tablets.
Drug sweep in Geylang
In one of the cases in the island-wide operation, CNB officers arrested two male Singaporeans, aged 54 years and 49 years old, in Geylang on 10 September 2012 for suspected drug trafficking. The duo was suspected to have been pushing heroin in the Geylang area. An assortment of drugs worth more than S$9,600 was seized, including about 57 grammes of heroin, 10 grammes of ‘Ice’ and 219 Erimin-5 tablets. Two digital weighing scales were also recovered from this operation.
From the 54-year-old male, officers recovered a variety of drugs worth more than S$6,200, including about 25 grammes of heroin, 10 grammes of ‘Ice’ and 219 Erimin-5 tablets. From the 49-year-old male, approximately 30 grammes of heroin, worth about S$3,300, were recovered. A drug client of the duo, a 56-year-old male Singaporean was also arrested in the vicinity for drug abuse.
Both suspects are being investigated for drug trafficking.
Pound of heroin off the streets
In another operation launched on 11 September 2012, CNB officers arrested two male Singaporeans, aged 52 and 41, for suspected drug trafficking, and seized a total of about 500 grammes of heroin, estimated to be worth about S$52,000.
At about 12.15pm, CNB officers observed the 52-year-old, who was suspected to be a drug distributor, leaving his residence to meet with his drug client, the 41-year-old male Singaporean, in the vicinity of Telok Blangah Drive. The 41-year-old had arrived in a lorry to rendezvous with the other man. Both were observed to have met briefly and thereafter went their separate ways. Shortly after, CNB officers moved in and arrested the 52-year-old suspect. The 52-year-old suspect led the CNB officers to his residence at Telok Blangah Drive where about 265 grammes of heroin were recovered from the unit.
Meanwhile, in the vicinity of Alexandra Terrace, another team of CNB officers intercepted the lorry driven by the 41-year-old suspect. The suspect resisted arrest but was eventually subdued. CNB officers recovered a blue plastic bag from the lorry and it was found to contain two envelopes with heroin weighing about 230 grammes.
Both men are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.
CNB will continue with its vigorous enforcement action against illicit drug activities to maintain a strong deterrent presence against both drug traffickers and abusers alike.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
12 SEPTEMBER 2012
Drug suspects arrested by CNB during islandwide operations this week
Drugs seized in the Telok Blangah case
A close up of the straws of drugs seized in the Telok Blangah case