113 suspected drug offenders arrested during two operations this week
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 113 suspected drug offenders and seized drugs worth more than $163,000 during two separate operations this week.
The first operation, which started on Sunday (Oct 26), was a five-day island-wide blitz covering Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Geylang, Joo Chiat, Jurong, Marine Parade, Marsiling, Outram, Punggol, Serangoon and Woodlands.
Officers nabbed 103 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers.
One of drug traffickers was a 46-year-old man who was caught near Kaki Bukit Road 1 on Wednesday with about 590g of heroin, 12g of Ice and 22 Erimin-5 tablets as well as more than $3,300 in cash.
Second anti-drug operation
In the second operation, which was carried out on Thursday, CNB officers recovered about 450g of heroin, 210g of Ice and 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets from a 49-year-old Singaporean man who was in a car near Teban Gardens in Jurong.
His travelling companion, a 50-year-old Singaporean man, was found with $1,760 in cash on him.
Officers raided the 49-year-old man's hideout at Changi Road and found about 180g of Ice, 22 Ecstasy tablets, 43 Erimin-5 tablets and drug paraphernalia.
Two female foreigners aged 30 and 43 were also arrested at the unit.
Investigations against all suspects are ongoing.
A total of about 1.2kg of heroin, 440g of Ice, 58 Ecstasy tablets and 1,189 Erimin-5 tablets were seized during both operations. They are estimated to be worth more than $163,000.
CNB director Ng Ser Song said in a press release on Friday: "The 1.2 kg of heroin seized in the two operations could have fed the addiction of almost 589 drug abusers for a week.
"CNB will continue to maintain the enforcement pressure on the ground."