108 nabbed and $160,000 worth of illegal drugs seized after 4-day CNB sting op

108 nabbed and $160,000 worth of illegal drugs seized after 4-day CNB sting op
Heroin seized in an operation on Oct 11, 2013. One hundred and eight suspects were nabbed for drug related offences during a four-day sting led by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) with support from the police.

SINGAPORE - In the latest island-wide operation conducted from October 7 to 11, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 108 drug offenders and seized more than S$160,000 worth of drugs.

Officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) also lent their support in the island-wide operation, which saw an assortment of drugs seized.

These include about 1,300g of heroin, 20g of 'Ice', 610g of cannabis, 70g of ketamine, 291 Erimin-5 tablets and 27 'Ecstasy' tablets.

The operation was conducted across the island, including Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Boon Lay, Chai Chee, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Hougang, Jurong, Marsiling, Redhill and West Coast.

Investigations are ongoing against all the drug offenders.

Large haul of heroin seized at Upper Paya Lebar & Kitchener

The operation notably saw four drug traffickers arrested and a total of about 1,200g of heroin seized from their possession. The heroin haul is estimated to be worth more than $120,000.

On October 11, CNB officers launched an operation on a 48-year-old suspected local drug trafficker at the vicinity of Kitchener Road. At about 9.30am, the local drug trafficker collected a drug consignment from a group of male Malaysians and subsequently they parted ways.

Shortly thereafter, a party of officers apprehended the group consisting of three Malaysians aged 18, 19 and 20 years at the junction of Kitchener Road and Serangoon Road.

Another party of officers apprehended the 48-year-old Singaporean in the vicinity of Upper Paya Lebar, and recovered about 900g of heroin from him. The man was brought back to his hideout at Kitchener Road and a subsequent search of the hideout recovered about 300g of heroin.

All four males are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.

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