105 suspected drug offenders nabbed in two operations

Heroin, ‘Ice’, ‘Ecstasy’ and Erimin-5 seized in a CNB operation on Oct 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
Heroin, ‘Ice’, ‘Ecstasy’ and Erimin-5 seized in a CNB operation on Oct 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - More than 100 suspected drug offenders were nabbed by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) this week in two separate operations.

The first was was a three day island-wide dragnet, beginning on Tuesday, that targeted street-level drug activities.

The raids were conducted in areas such as Bedok, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun, netting a total of 93 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers.

In a separate operation on Thursday, a 20-year-old Malaysian woman was arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint after she was found with 460g of heroin and 50g of 'Ice'.

A follow-up operation netted the intended recipients of her drugs - a 24-year-old Malaysian man and four Singaporeans, three men and a woman, between 31 and 38 years old.

In one of the Singaporean male suspects' car, CNB officers found about 80g of heroin, 20g of 'Ice', 340 Erimin-5 tablets, 64 'Ecstasy' tablets and drug smoking apparatus.

According to the CNB, the 540g of heroin seized in this operation could have fed the addiction of about 250 abusers for a week.

In total, about 560g of heroin, 118g of 'Ice', 71 'Ecstasy' tablets, 426 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis were seized. The drugs are estimated to have a street value of more than $62,000.

Investigations on all arrested suspects are ongoing.

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