SINGAPORE: Narcotics officers have nabbed 116 drug offenders in two major operations carried out island—wide over three days.
Eleven were arrested for suspected drug trafficking and 105 for suspected drug consumption.
Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers also seized drugs with a total estimated street value of S$83,700.
In the first operation carried out on 10 and 11 August, they arrested nine people who were suspected of trafficking drugs at various locations.
CNB officers also arrested 105 suspected drug abusers and those wanted for drug—related offences at various locations around Singapore including Clementi, Sengkang, Bukit Merah and North Bridge Road.
The arrests led to a seizure of various drugs, including about 44 grammes of Ice and 32 grammes of heroin, with a total street value of S$16,200.
In the morning of 12 August, CNB launched another major operation targeting a suspected drug distributor operating in the eastern part of Singapore.
Officers tailed the 41—year—old Singaporean from Ang Mo Kio where he met up with his accomplice.
They were then tailed to Bedok where they were arrested by CNB officers.
Two bundles of heroin were found in their vehicle. The heroin weighed about 450 grammes and its street value was over S$67,500.
The two men will be investigated for the offence of drug trafficking under the Misuse of Drugs Act and may face the death penalty if convicted.