A total of about 1.1kg of heroin was seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 21 June 2018. The seizure was estimated to be worth more than S$78,000.
2 In the evening hours of 21 June 2018, CNB officers arrested two suspected drug traffickers – a 24-year-old Singaporean male and a 25-year-old Malaysian female – at the vicinity of Exit 10B of the East Coast Parkway. Earlier, the male suspect was spotted picking up the female suspect at the vicinity of a carpark at Telok Blangah Crescent, and both suspects were tailed by CNB officers until their arrest.
3 A search of the car both suspects were in saw about 1.1kg of heroin recovered therein. The drugs were placed within a bag. A subsequent search of the male suspect’s residence in the vicinity of Kampong Bahru saw the recovery of numerous empty plastic sachets, cut straws and a digital weighing scale.
Photo-1 (CNB): Digital weighing scale and numerous empty plastic sachets in residence of 24-year-old male suspect arrested in CNB operation on 21 June 2018.
4 Investigations are ongoing. 1.1kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 524 abusers for a week[*].
Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 21 June 2018.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
22 JUNE 2018
[*] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years.