1.9kg of heroin and 400g of cannabis seized in CNB operation

28 Mar 2016

On 24 March 2016, CNB mounted an operation to dismantle the activities of a suspected drug trafficker. A total of about 1.9kg of heroin[1], 400g of cannabis[2] and about 50g of ‘Ice’ were seized, and are worth an estimated street value of about S$156,000. Cash in various currencies was also seized in the operation.

At about noon on 24 March 2016, CNB officers mounted observation on a car driven by a 47-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug associate. The 47-year-old male was seen to have picked up another man, a 43-year-old Singaporean, a suspected drug trafficker, and a 21-year-old female Indonesian, a suspected drug associate.

The 47-year-old then drove the car to a carpark in the vicinity of Lengkong Tiga. A suspected drug courier, a 29-year-old male Malaysian who was on a motorcycle, was also observed to enter the same carpark. The 29-year-old was observed to have passed a plastic bag to the 43-year-old suspected drug trafficker.

Officers swiftly arrested all four for suspected drug activities. A search was conducted and approximately 2 bundles of heroin weighing about 950g were recovered from the plastic bag seized. Cash of SGD5880 was also recovered.

Officers then proceeded to raid the hideout of the 43-year-old suspected drug trafficker. Heroin weighing about 920g and four packets of ‘Ice’ weighing about 30g were recovered in the hideout.

Follow-up investigations led to the arrest of a suspected drug trafficker, a 41-year-old male Singaporean. About 400g of cannabis, 20g of ‘Ice’ and 35g of heroin were found in his hideout.

Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested persons are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
25 MARCH 2016

 

See Photo below

CNB Photo 1: Vehicle in CNB operation on 24 March 2016

Vehicle in CNB operation on 24 March 2016

CNB Photo 2: Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 24 March 2016

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CNB Photo 3: Cannabis, ‘Ice’ and cash seized in CNB operation on 24 March 2016

Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 24 March 2016

[1] 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

[2] 1000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 cannabis abusers for a week.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017