The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) continued with its relentless efforts to sweep drug activities off the streets in another intensive operation conducted from 29 October to 2 November 2012. In the island-wide operation, a total of 141 suspected drug offenders were arrested.
Approximately 100 grammes of heroin, 5 grammes of cannabis, a small amount of Ice and ketamine which altogether was worth more than $11,200, were seized in the operations. Arrests were made all across the island including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Merah, Bugis, Clementi, Choa Chu Kang, Eunos, Geylang, Henderson, Hougang, Jurong East, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.
Heroin seizure at Ang Mo Kio and Yishun
On 29 October at about 12.45pm, CNB officers raided a HDB unit in Yishun and arrested two Singaporean males (30 and 39 years old) and one Singaporean female (40 years old) on suspicion of drug abuse. Officers searched the HDB flat and recovered a small amount of heroin, a small amount of Ice and some drug paraphernalia.
In a follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested a 43-year-old Singaporean man, a drug associate of the 39-year-old, at the void deck of a HDB block in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio. A search on the 43-year-old recovered five packets of heroin weighing approximately 40 grammes from his jeans pocket.
These two operations netted approximately 47 grammes of heroin and a small amount of Ice with a total street value of more than $5,000. The 43-year-old man is being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he may face a minimum of 5 years imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane. The 30-year-old, 39-year-old and 40-year-old are being investigated for drug offences.
Drug Trafficker nabbed at Clementi
In a separate case on 29 October 2012, at about 5.15pm, CNB officers raided a HDB unit in Clementi to arrest a 46-year-old Singaporean man who had failed to report for urine testing. A search was conducted on his unit and approximately 40 grammes of heroin with a street value of about $4,200 were recovered, of which five packets of heroin were seized from their hiding place within a black speaker box.
The 46-year-old man is being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he may face a minimum of 5 years imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane.
CNB will not let up on its vigorous enforcement efforts against illicit drug activities to keep Singapore’s streets free from drugs.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
2 NOV 2012
Suspects arrested by CNB