103 drug offenders arrested in 4-day islandwide operation

Close-up view of the modified interior of one of the metal cans used to conceal drugs, found in a unit in Tampines during a CNB operation on April 26, 2016.
Close-up view of the modified interior of one of the metal cans used to conceal drugs, found in a unit in Tampines during a CNB operation on April 26, 2016.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
The modified interior of another one of the metal cans used to conceal drugs and small packets of drugs, found in a unit in Tampines during a CNB operation on April 26, 2016.
The modified interior of another one of the metal cans used to conceal drugs and small packets of drugs, found in a unit in Tampines during a CNB operation on April 26, 2016.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - A total of 103 drug offenders were arrested following a four-day islandwide operation which ended on Friday (April 29) morning.

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement that the haul of drugs from this operation included about 200g of heroin, 150g of cannabis and 120g of Ice.

Supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, the operation covered areas including Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Geylang, Jurong, Tampines, Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.

In one of the operations on Tuesday, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Tampines Street 44 spotted a suspected drug trafficker and his female companion.

Officers then arrested the pair, a 28-year-old male Singaporean and a 30-year-old female Singaporean. Four packets of Ice weighing about 13g, concealed within a metal can, were recovered from the man, CNB said.

Officers proceeded to raid the male suspect's residence. From within the unit, about 80g of Ice and a small amount of cannabis, carefully concealed within modified metal cans, were recovered, CNB added.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.

CNB said it will continue to mount regular sustained operations against drug traffickers and abusers alike, to keep the streets of Singapore drug-free.