Central Narcotics Bureau officers maintained the relentless pressure on drug offenders, mounting island-wide operations targeting both drug abusers and traffickers, seizing sizeable amounts of drugs over 5 days, from 12 November 2012 to mid-day of 16 November 2012. Officers from Police Land Divisions also lent their support for the operations. Arrests were made all across the island, including at Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Clementi, Geylang, Henderson, Jurong, Marsiling, Punggol, Woodlands and Yishun.
In total, 84 suspected drug offenders were arrested and drugs worth more than S$54,000 were seized, including more than 250 grams of heroin, 110 grams of ‘Ice’ and approximately 195 grams of ketamine.
‘Drug Car’ in Ang Mo Kio
In the morning of 14 November, CNB officers raided a HDB unit at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and arrested a 40-year-old male Singaporean within. The car belonging to the man was also searched by CNB officers and from within the car, approximately 250 grams of heroin and 7 grams of ‘Ice’ were recovered, along with cash of S$3,100, some Malaysian currency and one digital weighing scale. The man is being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he may face the death penalty.
Arrest at Raffles Place
In another case in the afternoon of 14 November, following information received that a 22-year-old female Singaporean working in Raffles Place could be trafficking in drugs, CNB officers staked out at Raffles Place in the vicinity of her workplace with a view to arrest the suspected trafficker.
At approximately 1635hrs, officers spotted the female leaving the office building headed for a nearby taxi-stand. Officers swiftly placed the suspected trafficker under arrest. From within an envelope which she was carrying, officers recovered a small amount of ‘Ice’.
The suspected trafficker was escorted to her office and a search of her desk-area was conducted. From within her handbag which was on her desk, officers recovered a small amount of ‘Ice’, eight Erimin-5 tablets and drug paraphernalia. The woman is being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, she faces a minimum of 5 years’ imprisonment. Females are exempted from caning.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song said, “CNB is committed to keeping our streets safe from drug activities. We will not let up and will press on with our island-wide operations and maintain continuous relentless pressure on all drug offenders.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
16 NOVEMBER 2012
Photo 1: Arrest of a drug offender by CNB officers
Photo 2: Drugs and money seized in CNB operation