The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 110 suspected drug offenders and seized drugs estimated to be worth more than S$82,000 during a four-day island-wide operation from Feb 24 to today (Feb 28). 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.
Among the drugs seized was 1,750g of cannabis, 168g of heroin, 43g of ‘Ice’ and some ketamine.
In one of the operations, 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 today, the 36-year-old male Singaporean was spotted boarding a taxi, and officers continued observation on the suspect.
The 36-year-old male was observed to have alighted from the taxi in Yishun and proceeded on foot towards a nearby HDB block. CNB officers observed the 36-year-old male meeting up with another male suspect, a 49-year-old male Malaysian.
The male Malaysian was spotted handing over a bag to the male 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 male was carrying.
A follow-up raid on the hideout of the 36-year-old male yielded the further recovery of approximately 750g cannabis. Two persons, a Malaysian female aged 27 and a Singaporean male aged 36, were arrested within the unit.
Investigations are currently on-going.