An 18-hour joint operation between Singapore Police Force (SPF) ‘G’ Division and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Supervision ‘G’ was conducted on 18 Feb 2013. Part of ongoing collaboration between the two Home Team Departments, the joint Anti-Drug and Anti-Crime operation saw the deployment of more than 200 officers from both Home Team Departments. The officers swept several hotspots and haunts for drug offenders. During the operation, checks were conducted on more than 460 persons. 87 subjects were arrested for drug-related offences, and 5 other subjects were arrested for other offences like Immigration, suspected involvement in gang-related activities and working without work permit.
The operation was conducted at various locations including Aljunied, Bedok, Chai Chee, Eunos, Geylang Serai, Joo Chiat, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei, and Upper Boon Keng. The officers swept the streets, and conducted intensive checks at the bus interchange, MRT stations, hawker centres, coffeeshops, wet-markets and void decks. This joint operation together with another operation conducted by CNB in the vicinity of Changi Road netted a total drug seizure of approximately 300g of Ice and about 1.2kg of heroin worth more than $180,000.
Drug seizure at Mountbatten
The officers were deployed to cover various areas during the joint operation. One team of officers who were deployed to the Mountbatten area raided a hotel room within the vicinity. Approximately 146g of Ice with a street value of more than $23,000 and various drug paraphernalia were seized and officers arrested a 34-year-old male Singaporean.
The 34-year-old is being investigated for drug trafficking.
Six Arrested for Unlawful Society
Another group of officers who were deployed to the Geylang area nabbed 6 subjects under the Unlawful Society Act. Investigations against them are ongoing. Under Chapter 311 Section 14 (3) of the Societies Act, any person who is or acts as a member of an unlawful society, or attends a meeting of an unlawful society, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
Partnership with the Home Team
Director Supervision of CNB, Mr Sng Chern Hong said, “Officers from both the Home Team Departments worked as a team to carry out this joint operation. This is a good demonstration of the cooperation and spirit between the Home Team agencies. We will continue to work relentlessly and stamp out any illicit drug activities in Singapore.”
Commander of Bedok Police Division, Mr How Kwang Wee commended the officers from both Home Team departments for the successful joint operations. He also added that the Police is determined to weed out all forms of criminal activity in Eastern Singapore and will be stepping up our efforts to ensure a safe and secure environment.
Separate CNB operation at Changi Road Netted more than 1.1kg of Heroin and 150g of ‘Ice’
In a separate CNB operation on 20 February 2013 in the Changi Road area, CNB officers spotted a suspected drug trafficker meeting up with a suspected drug courier. After they parted ways, officers arrested the 43-year-old suspected drug trafficker and recovered a bundle containing approximately 250g of granular substances believed to be heroin from the Singaporean.
Officers proceeded to arrest the 28-year-old suspected Malaysian drug courier along Chin Cheng Road and seized 3 more bundles of heroin, with a total weight of about 940g, six packets of ’Ice’ weighing about 153g and $5,920 in cash from him. Following up on this arrest, CNB officers arrested another drug trafficker suspected to be linked to the drug courier, a 28-year-old male Singapore at the vicinity of Kembangan MRT station. A total of $15,250 cash was recovered from him and the subsequent raid in his residence.
In total, this operation saw the seizure of drugs with a street worth of about $150,000. All the three men are investigated for drug trafficking.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
21 FEB 2013
Photo 1: Suspects arrested by officers
Photo 2: Suspects arrested by officers
Photo 3: Officers raiding a unit
Photo 4: Drugs and money seized in a CNB operation on 20 February 2013