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CNB officer searching a unit during the CNB island-wide operation from 26 to 30 November 2018 (Source: CNB).

CNB arrested 107 suspected drug offenders over course of four-day island-wide operation

A total of 107 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the latest island-wide operation from the morning of 26 November to the morning of 30 November 2018, which saw the seizure of about 91g of heroin, 52g of new psychoactive substances, 40g of ‘Ice’, 8g of cannabis, 56 Erimin-5 tablets and three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets.

The operation was carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Dover, Pasir Ris, Sembawang, Tampines, Telok Blangah and Yishun.

The authority said that in one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 27 November, CNB officers arrested a 55-year-old suspected drug trafficker and a 60-year-old suspected drug abuser in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.  Both are male Singaporeans.

The bureau said that officers first arrested the 55-year-old suspect after he exited from a lift on the ground floor. The suspect violently resisted arrest and necessary force was effected to subdue the suspect.

Following his arrest, officers then escorted the suspect to his hideout on the third-level of the block of flat.  The 60-year-old male suspected drug abuser was arrested within the unit.  A search of the unit saw about 86g of heroin and 8g of ‘Ice’ recovered.

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