SINGAPORE: Anti—narcotics officers arrested 15 suspected drug traffickers and 96 suspected drug abusers in a 48—hour islandwide operation.
Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers mounted the blitz between July 10 and 12.
Officers targeted areas from Ang Mo Kio to Bedok, Bendemeer, Boon Lay, Clementi, Bukit Batok, Delta, Dover, Eunos, Geylang, Ghim Moh, Hougang, Jurong, Lengkok Bahru, Marsiling, Pasir Ris, Rochor, Sembawang, Serangoon, Telok Blangah, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.
Approximately 260 grammes of heroin, 26 grammes of ’Ice’, 60 grammes of cannabis and various other drugs such as ketamine, Erimin—5 and ’Ecstasy’ were seized.
They are estimated to have a street value of more than S$34,000.
CNB officers also arrested four Singaporean men in Clementi West on the morning of July 10.
Officers raided a HDB unit in Clementi West and arrested a 56—year—old male.
From one of the bedrooms, officers recovered a total of approximately 61 grammes of heroin which is estimated to have a street value of more than S$6,300.
The 56—year—old man has been admitted to a drug rehabilitation centre.
Investigations into his drug activities are ongoing.
Officers monitored the vicinity of the HDB block and arrested three other suspected drug abusers soon thereafter.
All three men have been admitted to a drug rehabilitation centre.
In another raid at the Yung Kuang Road area on July 10, CNB officers arrested three suspected drug offenders in a HDB unit, seizing an assortment of drugs from within the unit, including approximately 58 grammes of cannabis, 14 grammes of heroin, three Erimin—5 tablets and a small amount of ’Ice’.
The cocktail of drugs are estimated to have a street value of more than S$3,500.
All three suspected drug offenders, two 40—year—old males and a 35—year—old female, have been admitted to a drug rehabilitation centre.
CNB said it will maintain the intensive enforcement actions against illicit drug activities and will not allow such activities to fester.
Members of the public who have information on suspected drug activities can contact CNB at 1800—325—6666.
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