In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 19 July 2019, a total of about 1.25kg of heroin and 132g of ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth about S$101,000, were seized and four suspected drug offenders were arrested.
2 In the morning of 19 July, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Kampong Arang Road, to observe a suspected drug trafficker believed to be dealing in sizeable amount of drugs. CNB officers first spotted the suspected drug trafficker, a 67-year-old Singaporean male, at the vicinity, seemingly in wait for other persons. A short while later, CNB officers spotted a Malaysia-registered motorcycle arriving at the vicinity, with one male rider and a female pillion rider. The Singaporean male then met up with the male motorcycle rider and parted ways soon after.
3 After the Malaysia-registered motorcycle departed the vicinity, CNB officers arrested the 67-year-old Singaporean suspected drug trafficker. From within a sling bag he was carrying, officers recovered a total of about 1.23kg of heroin and about 130g of ‘Ice’, all packed in numerous different packets.
4 A separate team of CNB officers tailed the Malaysia-registered motorcycle and when an opportune moment arose, they apprehended the two suspects – a 30-year-old male and a 26-year-old female, both Malaysians – at the junction of Tanjong Rhu Road and Fort Road. Cash amounting to S$5,000 was recovered from the rider.
5 The 67-year-old male was subsequently escorted to his workplace located in the same vicinity of Kampong Arang Road, where CNB officers then arrested another suspect, a 58-year-old Singaporean male, suspected to be a client of the 67-year-old suspect. Officers recovered a total of about 22g of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’ from the 58-year-old male. A small amount of heroin was also recovered from the workplace locker belonging to the 67-year-old male.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs and cash seized in CNB operation on 19 July 2019.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 1.25kg of heroin is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 596 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
20 JULY 2019