Enforcement blitz against crime, drugs and other offences

03 Jun 2013

Home Team agencies were out in force over the past week, targeting crime and other offences.

SPF-led joint enforcement ops

Ang Mo Kio Police Division led officers from the Singapore Police Force, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in a 22-hour operation on 30 May 2013 starting at 5.00am, and arrested thirty subjects. The Home Team officers conducted checks at public entertainment outlets and public housing estates in Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Punggol and Serangoon Gardens.

A total of 30 persons were arrested for drug-related offences, secret society related offences, offences under Common Gaming House Act and other criminal offences. In addition, SCDF detected fire safety violations at two public entertainment outlets. Drugs worth more than S$2,800 were seized in this operation, including about 24 grams of heroin, 3 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount ‘Ice’.

Investigations against the persons arrested are ongoing, and the respective agencies are following up on the violations and offences detected.

Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Keok Tong San, expressed his appreciation to all the agencies involved. He commended the officers for their excellent teamwork and coordination which led to the successful joint operation. He added, “The Police will continue to work closely with our enforcement counterparts to eradicate criminal activities and keep our streets safe.”

CNB - More than S$11,400 worth of drugs seized in Separate 5-day CNB island-wide operation

Separately, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched an extensive island-wide operation from 27 May to 31 May 2013, in a rigorous enforcement stance against drug offenders. In this 5-day operation, CNB officers arrested a total of 88 suspected drug offenders. Drugs worth more than S$11,400 were seized, including about 47 grams of heroin, 31 grams of ‘Ice’, 7 Ecstasy tablets and a small amount of ketamine.

CNB conducted operations at Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Bedok, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Circuit Road, Geylang, Joo Chiat, Jurong, Marsiling, Serangoon, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang. Woodlands, Bukit Merah, Henderson, Redhill, Boon Lay and Jurong.

Investigations are ongoing.

31 MAY 2013 @ 8.30 PM

CNB officers arresting a drug suspect on 30 May 2013

Photo 1: CNB officers arresting a drug suspect on 30 May 2013.