Central Narcotics Bureau conducted two separate operations this week targeting drug trafficking activities in Singapore. A total of about 1.9kg of heroin, 44 grammes of ‘Ice’ and 44 Erimin-5 tablets, worth more than $310,000, were seized. Seven were arrested in the two operations.
More than 935 grammes of heroin seized in Tampines
In the evening of 2 April 2013, CNB officers arrested a 42-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug offender at a HDB void deck in the Tampines vicinity. About 233 grammes of heroin were recovered from him.
Officers conducted a raid on his unit at the same HDB block. More drugs were seized from his unit. The drugs seized included heroin, ‘Ice’ and Erimin-5, as well as a digital weighing scale and cash amounting to S$3,900. A 34-year-old Singaporean female drug abuser, who was in the unit, was also arrested.
Concurrently, another group of CNB officers arrested a 39-year-old Malaysian male in the vicinity of the same neighbourhood. Officers seized about 700 grammes of heroin and 20 grammes of ‘Ice’ from him.
About 936 grammes of heroin, 35 grammes of ‘Ice’ and 10 Erimin-5 tablets, with a total street worth of more than S$105,000, were seized from the whole operation. Investigations are on-going.
Drug trafficking foiled in Yishun
In a separate operation on 3 April 2013, CNB’s Supervision Division officers arrested a 33-year-old male suspected drug offender at a lift lobby in a HDB block in the Yishun Avenue 6 vicinity, at about 4pm. A small amount of heroin and an Erimin-5 tablet was found on him. Following his arrest, officers raided the 33-year-old’s unit in the same HDB block and seized 12 Erimin-5 tablets, about 95 grammes of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ice’ and some drug paraphernalia.
At about 4.20pm the same day, CNB officers arrested a 49-year-old suspected male drug abuser at a void deck in the vicinity.
At about 6.45pm, CNB officers nabbed another 44-year-old male Singaporean at the lift lobby of a HDB block in the Yishun vicinity. Officers recovered a small amount of heroin and Erimin-5 tablets from him. A raid was conducted on the 44-year-old’s unit in the same block where officers seized about 195 grammes of heroin, 21 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of ‘Ice’.
CNB officers persevered and in the early morning of 4 April 2013, the officers arrested a 31-year-old Malaysian male at the same void deck in the Yishun vicinity. Officers conducted a search on the 31-year-old and recovered about 228 grammes of heroin from him. A search was also conducted on the 31-year-old’s Malaysian registered car in the nearby car park where about 463 grammes of heroin were recovered from the vehicle.
The total seizure of drugs from this Yishun operation included about 987 grammes of heroin, 9 grammes of ‘Ice’ and 34 tablets of Erimin-5; with a total street worth of more than S$105,000. Investigations are also on-going.
CNB will continue with our relentless efforts to stamp out illicit drug activities and sweep drug offenders off the streets.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
5 APRIL 2013
Drugs and cash seized on 2 April 2013
Drugs and money seized in the Yishun operation
A close-up shot of the heroin seized in the operation in Yishun