The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a five-day island-wide operation from 26 to 31 October 2014, aimed at street level drug demand and supply activities. Separately, in another operation on 30 October, CNB officers arrested four drug offenders
and seized a sizeable quantity of drugs. From the two operations, a total of 113 suspected drug offenders were arrested, and drugs seized included about 1.2kg of heroin, 440g of ‘Ice’, 58 Ecstasy tablets and 1,189 Erimin-5 tablets. The estimated street
worth of the seized drugs is more than S$163,000.
CNB officers conducted intensive island-wide anti-drug operations from 26 October 2014 to 31 October 2014, supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force. Areas covered included Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Geylang, Joo Chiat Road, Jurong, Marine Parade,
Marsiling, Outram Road, Punggol Central, Serangoon and Woodlands. From the island-wide operation, a total of 103 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers were arrested. In one of the operations during the island-wide strike, on 29 October
2014, CNB officers arrested a 46-year-old suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Kaki Bukit Road 1. A total of about 590g of heroin, 12g of ‘Ice’ and 22 Erimin-5 tablets were seized from him. Cash of more than S$3,300 was also seized from him.
Large seizure of heroin, ‘Ice’ and Erimin-5
In a separate operation on 30 October 2014, CNB officers recovered about 450g of heroin, 210g of ‘Ice’ and 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets from a 49-year-old suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Teban Gardens. The 49-year-old was travelling in the same
car as another 50-year-old male; and cash amounting to S$1,760 was recovered from the 50-year-old male. Both are Singaporeans.
CNB officers then raided the suspected hideout of the 49-year-old male along Changi Road. From within the unit, about 180g of ‘Ice’, 22 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 43 Erimin-5 tablets and drug-taking utensils were recovered. Two female foreign nationals aged 30
and 43 were also arrested within the unit.
Investigations on all suspects arrested are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws,
which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.
Director CNB Mr Ng Ser Song said, “The 1.2 kg of heroin seized in the two operations could have fed the addiction of almost 589 drug abusers for a week. CNB will continue to maintain the enforcement pressure on the ground. We call on the community for
their continued strong support on our zero-tolerance stance against drugs.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
31 OCTOBER 2014
See Photos below
Photo 1: Heroin and cash seized in a CNB operation on 29 October 2014.
Photo 2: A car that was seized in a CNB operation on 30 October 2014.
Photo 3: A car that was seized in a CNB operation on 30 October 2014.
Photo 4: Drugs and cash seized in a CNB operation on 30 October 2014.