Demonstrating close co-operation and dedication in the mission to keep Singapore safe and secure, two joint operations involving several law enforcement departments were conducted earlier this week from 14 to 15 August 2012. A total of 43 persons were arrested for drug offences.
The first joint operation on 14 August 2012 was led by the Clementi Police Division, with officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). The operation, aimed at clamping down on criminal activities, covered public housing estates in Bukit Merah, Clementi, Henderson, Jurong East Central, Redhill and two commercial buildings. 26 persons (25 males, 1 female) were arrested for drug offences. About 195 grammes of cannabis and two straws of heroin (one gramme) were seized.
The second joint operation was conducted on 15 Aug 2012 and involved officers from multiple Departments including the Gurkha Contingent, Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Police Coast Guard and Supervision Division of CNB. The operation was targeted at suspected drug activities taking place in a forested area in Yishun. Home Team officers were deployed to search the area. Over a six-hour prowl of the forest, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, 16 males and 1 female were arrested for drug offences. Approximately 80 grammes of heroin and 18 grammes of Ice were seized in this operation.
Investigations are ongoing for all the cases.
Dir CNB Mr Ng Ser Song thanked all the officers and the various departments for their hard work and assistance and said, “CNB will continue to work closely with the relevant enforcement agencies in our relentless efforts to clamp down on drug activities. This operation sends a clear message that we have a zero tolerance towards drug abuse regardless of the place of abuse and we will enforce it regardless of the location.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
16 AUGUST 2012
Drug suspects arrested by CNB during Yishun ops
A hideout found in the Yishun ops
Suspects arrested by the enforcement agencies in the Yishun ops
(Photos from CNB)