Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers mounted yet another 48-hour island-wide operation between 10 and 12 July 2012, swooping down on drug abusers and traffickers alike in its unrelenting anti-drug enforcement efforts.
The 48-hour-long operation, comprising multiple raids all over Singapore, saw 15 suspected drug traffickers and 96 suspected drug abusers arrested. Officers spared no efforts in carrying out the operation, targeting areas as diverse as Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bendemeer, Boon Lay, Clementi, Bukit Batok, Delta, Dover, Eunos, Geylang, Ghim Moh, Hougang, Jurong, Lengkok Bahru, Marsiling, Pasir Ris, Rochor, Sembawang, Serangoon, Telok Blangah, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun. Approximately 260 grammes of heroin, 26 grammes of ‘Ice’, 60 grammes of cannabis and various other drugs, such as ketamine, Erimin-5 and ‘Ecstasy’ were seized, estimated to have a street value of more than S$34,000.
Drug dens busted
In one of the many raids in the island-wide operation, CNB officers arrested four male Singaporeans in Clementi West on the morning of 10 July. Officers raided a HDB unit in Clementi West and arrested therein a 56-year-old male. From within one of the bedrooms, officers recovered a total of approximately 61 grammes of heroin, estimated to have a street value of more than S$6,300. The 56-year-old man has been admitted to a drug rehabilitation centre. Investigations into his drug activities are ongoing.
Maintaining their vigilance, officers monitored the vicinity of the HDB block and arrested three other suspected drug abusers soon thereafter. All three men have been admitted to a drug rehabilitation centre.
In another raid at the Yung Kuang Road area on 10 July 2012, CNB officers arrested three suspected drug offenders in a HDB unit, seizing an assortment of drugs from within the unit, including approximately 58 grammes of cannabis, 14 grammes of heroin, three Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of ‘Ice’. The cocktail of drugs are estimated to have a street value of more than S$3,500.
All three suspected drug offenders, two 40-year-old males and a 35-year-old female, have been admitted to a drug rehabilitation centre.
CNB will maintain the intensive enforcement actions against illicit drug activities and will not allow such activities to fester. Members of the public who have information on suspected drug activities can contact CNB at 1800-325-6666. Together, we can keep Singapore safe from the harms of drug abuse.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
12 JULY 2012