2.1 kg heroin and 1kg ketamine seized in two separate operations; 4 arrested

23 Apr 2013

The Central Narcotics Bureau kept up its enforcement pressure to reduce drug supply in Singapore when it seized about 2,100 grams of heroin, 50 grams of ‘Ice’, 1,016 grams of Ketamine, 3,545 Erimin-5 tablets and 152 Ecstasy tablets with a total street worth of more than S$300,000 in two separate operations yesterday.

2.1kg heroin haul at Sungei Kadut

On 22 April 2013, CNB officers carried out observations on a 45-year-old Malaysian male driving a lorry in the Sungei Kadut vicinity. That morning, he was spotted picking up two Singaporean males, aged 49 and 44, in the area. He subsequently dropped the pair off at a bus stop before driving off.

Officers moved in swiftly and placed the duo under arrest. A search was conducted and officers seized about 470 grams of heroin from the 44-year-old man. Meanwhile, another party of officers who had been keeping an eye on the lorry-driver also moved in to arrest him. About 1,640 grams of heroin and S$6,350 in cash were recovered from the lorry.

In total, this operation saw the seizure of about 2,100 grams of heroin, with a street value of more than S$221,000. The three men are being investigated for drug trafficking.

Poly-drug den busted at Beach Road

In a separate operation also on 22 April 2013, CNB officers arrested a 49-year-old male at a shophouse in the Beach Road vicinity. A thorough search was conducted on the shophouse unit and CNB officers seized about 50 grams of ‘Ice’, 1,016 grams of Ketamine, 3,545 Erimin-5 tablets, 152 Ecstasy tablets, S$9,119 in cash and some drug paraphernalia; from at least six different hiding spots including inside an aircon pipe, in the gap between the water pipe and the wall and behind a ceiling lamp.

The 49-year-old man is being investigated for drug trafficking.

CNB will continue to intensify enforcement efforts to sweep illicit drug activities off the streets.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 APRIL 2013

Photo 1: Heroin seized from the operation conducted at Sungei Kadut on 22 April 2013

Photo 1: Heroin seized from the operation conducted at Sungei Kadut on 22 April 2013

Photo 2: A close-up shot of heroin seized from the operation conducted at Sungei Kadut on 22 April 2013

Photo 2: A close-up shot of heroin seized from the operation conducted at Sungei Kadut on 22 April 2013

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