On 19 June 2014, CNB launched an operation against a drug distributor operating in the vicinity of Sin Ming. The drug distributor and one of his clients were arrested in the operation with more than 1.8kg of heroin seized. The drug haul had an estimated street value of more than S$194,000 and is enough to sustain about 883 abusers for one week.
At about 9.20am, CNB officers observed the drug distributor, a 42-year-old male Singaporean, meet up with one of his suspected clients, a 50-year-old male Singaporean, at a coffeeshop in the Sin Ming vicinity. Both of them left the coffeeshop shortly after and returned to their respective units in a housing block in the area.
At about 10.35am, CNB officers arrested the 42-year-old drug distributor as he was leaving his unit. CNB officers seized about 1,790g of heroin and various drug paraphernalia from the unit.
Another party of CNB officers raided a separate unit in the same housing block and seized about 64g of heroin. CNB officers arrested the 50-year-old male suspected to be a drug client of the 42-year-old drug distributor.
Both male Singaporean suspects are investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.
CNB will continue with its relentless enforcement efforts to keep the streets of Singapore safe from drugs.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
20 JUN 2014
Photo 1: Heroin seized in a CNB operation conducted on 19 June 2014.
Photo 2: Heroin seized in a CNB operation conducted on 19 June 2014.