More than $56k of drugs seized in islandwide operation

More than $56k of drugs seized in islandwide operation
A suspect arrested by CNB

SINGAPORE - A 4-day islandwide operation led the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) to arrest 86 drug offenders and seize drugs worth more than $56,000.

Officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) also participated in the operation, which took place from Nov 11 to 15.

The drug haul included about 167 grams of heroin, 175 grams of 'Ice', 42 Ecstasy tablets, 100 Erimin-5 tablets, 29 grams of ketamine, a small amount of cannabis and a Yaba tablet.

The operation was conducted at Ang Mo Kio, Bedok Reservoir Road, Bendemeer Road, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Chai Chee, Choa Chu Kang, Chin Swee Road, Geylang, Hougang, Marsiling, Sembawang Drive and Woodlands.

Investigations are on-going.

In a separate case, two men - a 31-year-old Malaysian and a 33-year-old Singaporean - were referred to the CNB by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers from Woodlands Checkpoint for suspected drug offences.

60 Erimin-5 tablets were found strapped to the 31-year-old's ankle.

While his statement was being recorded, the Singaporean tried to bribe the CNB officer, who refused the offer. A report was made with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). CPIB is currently investigating this case.

CNB officers later seized a small amount of Erimin-5 tablets and Ecstasy tablets at a follow-up raid at the 33-year-old male's rented residence in the Tanjong Katong vicinity.

Drugs worth about $680 were seized in this operation. The 31-year-old is being investigated for drug importation while the 33-year-old was sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.

ellenja@sph.com.sg

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