107 arrested for drug offences in island-wide blitz

107 arrested for drug offences in island-wide blitz
Suspects arrested by the CNB in a 3-day island-wide drug bust from September 10-13.

SINGAPORE - A total of 107 suspected drug offenders were arrested by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a 3-day island-wide anti-drug operation that started on Tuesday.

The suspects were arrested for various drug offences from drug consumption, drug possession to drug trafficking.

A total of about 660 grams of heroin, 24g of Ice, and small amounts of other drugs including ketamine, Erimin-5 and Ecstasy tablets worth about $75,000 on the streets were seized by CNB in the operation, which took place in areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Geylang, Jurong East, Toh Yi and Woodlands.

In one of the operations conducted on September 10, a 41-year-old male Singaporean was arrested by CNB officers at a mall in central Singapore after he was observed to be trafficking in heroin.

A 23-year-old Malaysian was also arrested. About 498g of heroin, estimated to be worth about S$52,000, was recovered from the operation. Both men are being investigated for drug trafficking.

Investigations on the suspected drug offenders are ongoing.

ellenja@sph.com.sg

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