Man "violently resisted arrest" during CNB operation that saw 107 suspects nabbed

An island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) last week resulted in the arrest of 107 suspected drug offenders.

About 91g of heroin, 52g of new psychoactive substances, 40g of ‘Ice’, 8g of cannabis, 56 Erimin-5 tablets and three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized in the operation conducted from last Monday morning (Nov 26) to Friday morning (Nov 30).

The operation, which was supported by the police, covered areas including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Dover, Pasir Ris, Sembawang, Tampines, Telok Blangah and Yishun.

In one case on Nov 27, 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, said the CNB in a statement.

"Officers first arrested the 55-year-old suspect after he exited from a lift on the ground floor," the statement added.

"The suspect violently resisted arrest and necessary force was effected to subdue the suspect.

"Following his arrest, officers escorted the suspect to his hideout on the third-level of the block."

The 60-year-old man was apprehended within the unit, where around 86g of heroin and 8g of 'Ice' were also recovered.

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

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