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Friday, Aug 8, 2014

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Over 100 drug offenders arrested, $43,000 worth of drugs seized in 4-day island-wide raid

AsiaOne | Friday, Aug 8, 2014

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a four-day island-wide operation that saw the arrest of 15 suspected drug traffickers and 96 suspected drug abusers.

About 115g of heroin, 112g of 'Ice', 81g of ketamine, 348g of cannabis, 165 Erimin-5 tablets, 60 'Ecstasy' tablets and a small amount of synthetic cannabis were seized from the whole operation.

The drugs seized in this operation are estimated to be worth more than $43,000.

This latest island-wide strike was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force. Some of the areas where officers were deployed included Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Henderson, Jurong, Punggol, Teck Whye and Woodlands.

In one of the operations on Aug 7, 2014, CNB officers arrested a 50-year-old male Singaporean in the vicinity of Lorong 40 Geylang. A search on the man recovered about 14.5g of 'Ice', 40 'Ecstasy' tablets, 55 Erimin-5 tablets an d 18g of ketamine.

The 50-year-old was escorted back to his residence at New Upper Changi Road and a search of the residence uncovered about 70.5g of 'Ice', 58g of ketamine, 110 Erimin-5 tablets, 10 'Ecstasy' tablets and a small amount of cannabis.

The man is being investigated for drug trafficking.

If convicted, he will face a minimum of five years' imprisonment.

Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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