Continuing with our unrelenting efforts to eradicate drugs, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) mounted yet another operation on 26 Jun 2013 and netted about 2.1kg of heroin worth S$230,000. Four suspected drug traffickers were arrested in the operation.
CNB officers were on the look-out for the two suspected foreign drug traffickers, who were believed to be distributing heroin consignments to local drug traffickers.
At about 8.30am on 26 Jun 2013, one of the suspects, a 37-year-old who was driving a Malaysian-registered lorry, stopped along Admiralty Road. A second suspect, a 48-year-old male, approached the lorry from the passenger side of the lorry. He was seen retrieving a plastic bag from the passenger side of the lorry and he departed thereafter. The first suspect drove his lorry off after this transaction.
In the meantime, the second suspect, met up with another male, a 47-year-old. Both Singaporean males were arrested by CNB officers shortly after in Marsiling. The 48-year-old suspect threw a plastic bag into the drain beside the pavement as the CNB officers closed in. The plastic bag was quickly recovered by CNB officers and it was found to contain about 730 grammes of heroin.
Meanwhile, CNB officers followed the lorry to Clementi Loop, where officers arrested the 37-year-old Malaysian driver after he alighted from the lorry. Another about 490 grammes of heroin were recovered from his lorry. At about 9am the same day, CNB officers arrested the fourth suspect, a Malaysian aged 35, who was meeting up with the 37-year-old driver. The fourth suspect was also driving a Malaysian-registered lorry. More than 960 grammes of heroin were found in the fourth suspect’s lorry.
In total, about 2.1kg of heroin were seized in this single operation. The street value of the drugs was estimated to be at S$230,000. All four males are being investigated for drug trafficking.
This operation is another of CNB’s intensive and vigorous enforcement effort to weed out drug traffickers and curb the supply of drugs in Singapore. CNB will continue with its vigorous enforcement action against illicit drug activities to maintain a strong deterrent presence against both drug traffickers and abusers alike.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 JUNE 2013
CNB Photo 1: One of the lorries seized in the CNB operation on 26 Jun 2013
CNB Photo 2: The other lorry seized during the CNB operation on 26 Jun 2013
CNB Photo 3: A close-up shot of heroin seized in CNB operation on 26 Jun 2013