Four-day drug raid nets 95 suspects

A four-day islandwide operation spearheaded by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has netted 95 suspected drug offenders.

Supported by the Singapore Police Force, the operation - which began on Monday morning and ended yesterday morning - netted about 371g of heroin, 93g of Ice and 105g of cannabis.

Some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Geylang, Hougang, Sembawang, Simei, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Yishun.

In one case on Monday, CNB officers arrested a 52-year-old suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of his Sembawang Drive residence, and two straws of heroin were found.

In a pouch that the Singaporean had discarded when attempting to evade arrest, officers found about 92g of heroin.

At his residence, they found about 151g of heroin and 54g of Ice.

Later, at another hideout in the same vicinity, officers recovered about 17g of heroin, 29g of Ice, three digital weighing scales and an improvised drug-smoking apparatus.

  • $35k Estimated value of drugs seized from a 52-year-old suspect in Sembawang Drive.

The total value of the drugs seized from the suspect is estimated to be over $35,000.

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

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2017, with the headline 'Four-day drug raid nets 95 suspects'. Print Edition | Subscribe