98 arrested in 4-day CNB operation: 2 were nabbed after forced entry into rented unit

A total of 98 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from Sep 10 to 14.

In a statement issued by the CNB on Friday (Sep 14), about 166g of 'Ice', 128g of cannabis, 82g of heroin, 22 Erimin-5 tablets and 11 'Ecstasy' tablets were also seized in the operation.

The operation covered areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Geylang, Hougang, Joo Chiat, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.

In one of the cases, a 20-year-old Singaporean man was arrested in the vicinity of Upper Thomson Road, for suspected drug trafficking.

The suspect was later brought to his rented unit in the same area, where forced entry was effected as two other suspects within the unit had refused to obey lawful orders of the officers.

The two suspects -- a 16-year-old Singaporean woman and a 22-year-old Malaysian man -- were placed under arrest.

From within the unit, a total of about 48g of 'Ice', 22 Erimin-5 tablets and seven 'Ecstasy' tablets were recovered, as well as three digital weighing scales and several improvised drug-smoking apparatuses.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.