Drugs worth $82,00 seized in 4-day island-wide operation

A suspect arrested during one of the operations.

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted a 4-day island-wide operation, from Feb 24 to 28, 2014, where 110 suspected drug offenders were arrested and a large assortment of drugs including 1,750g of cannabis, 168g of heroin, 43g of 'Ice' and some ketamine were seized.

The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than $82,000, said a CNB press release.

Officers from the Singapore Police Force also lent their support in the latest island-wide operation.

The four-day operation was conducted all across the island including Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Ghim Moh, Henderson, Jurong, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Whampoa and Woodlands.

Large cannabis Haul at Yishun

In one of the operations on Feb 28, a party of CNB officers kept watch on a suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 who was believed to be awaiting a consignment of drugs.

At about 12.50pm, the 36-year-old Singaporean man was spotted boarding a taxi.

The man was seen by CNB officers to have alighted from the taxi in Yishun and proceeded on foot towards a nearby HDB block.

The man met up with another man, a 49-year-old Malaysia.

The Malaysian man was spotted handing over a bag to the Singaporean. Both parted ways a short while later and officers moved in swiftly and placed both men under arrest. A black bundle containing about 1kg of cannabis was found in the bag the 36-year-old was carrying.

A follow-up raid on the hideout of the 36-year-old yielded the further recovery of approximately 750g cannabis. Two persons, a Malaysian woman aged 27 and a Singaporean man aged 36, were also arrested within the unit.

Investigations are currently on-going.

spanaech@sph.com.sg