2.1kg heroin worth S$220,000 seized, 7 arrested in CNB operation

01 May 2013

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched yet another operation on 30 April 2013, keeping up its rigorous enforcement stance against all drug offenders. About 2.1kg of heroin, worth about S$220,000, were seized and seven suspected drug offenders caught.

CNB officers were deployed on 30 April 2013 morning to observe a suspected drug courier. The 35-year-old Malaysian had placed a plastic bag at the rubbish chute of a block in Yishun and left. CNB officers continued to observe the scene and they swooped down on a man arriving at the scene in a blue car who had earlier retrieved the plastic bag from the rubbish chute. The man, a 48-year-old Singaporean, attempted to flee but was caught by CNB officers after a short chase. The man had discarded the plastic bag during the attempt to flee. The plastic bag was recovered by CNB officers and found to contain nearly 235 grammes of heroin. His car was searched and various drug paraphernalia, including a digital weighing scale and drug-taking apparatus, were found.

Another team of CNB officers followed the 35-year-old suspected drug courier and arrested him the same day noon at Hougang. About 1.8kg of heroin was found on his Malaysia-registered motorcycle. He was ferrying S$193,000 worth of drugs on his motorcycle.

Intense follow-up operations by CNB to round up the other drug offenders were then carried out in swift succession. Five other men were nabbed at various times of the same day in Yishun. Their ages range from 30 to 54 years old and all are Singaporean males. S$4,150 in cash and small amounts of heroin were seized in the follow-up operations. Three cars were also seized.

Investigations are on-going. If convicted, the suspected drug courier may face the death penalty.

CNB will continue its relentless enforcement efforts to eradicate all forms of drug offences, to make Singapore drug-free.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 MAY 2013

Drugs and cash seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

Drugs and cash seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

Drugs and cash seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

Drugs and cash seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

One of the cars seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

One of the cars seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

One of the cars seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

One of the cars seized during the operation on 30 April 2013

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