2.1kg of heroin seized; six arrested

02 Aug 2017

In an operation conducted on 1-August, the Central Narcotics Bureau arrested six suspected drug offenders and seized about 2.1kg of heroin, some 'Ice' and Erimin-5. The seizure is estimated to be worth about S$150,000.

In the afternoon of 1 August, CNB officers were deployed to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker - a 42-year-old male Singaporean. CNB officers spotted the 42-year-old male picking up another male suspect - a 35-year-old male Singaporean, and trailed them to a carpark in the Changi area.

The 35-year-old male subsequently met up with two males (23 year-old and 27 year-old), both Malaysians, at a coffeeshop in the vicinity. The 35-year-old male left the coffeeshop a short while later, carrying a bag. CNB officers arrested him and recovered about 1,360g of heroin from the bag. Another party of officers moved in swiftly to arrest the two male Malaysians and a total of S$2,400 was recovered from them.

Officers proceeded to raid the 35-year-old’s hideout along Changi Road, and arrested the 42-year-old male Singaporean within the unit. About 280g of heroin and 16g of 'Ice' were recovered from within the unit. A 61-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug abuser was also arrested within the unit. CNB officers conducted a search of the car driven by the 42-year-old male Singaporean and recovered about 450g of heroin from within the car.

CNB officers then proceeded to raid the hideout of the 42-year-old male Singaporean, in the Woodlands Crescent area where about 30g of heroin, three Erimin-5 tablets and some drug paraphernalia were recovered from within the unit. A 42-year-old female Singaporean suspected drug abuser was also arrested in the unit.

Investigations into the arrested drug offenders are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week*.

2 AUG 2017

Drugs seized from operation conducted on 1 Aug 2017

Photo: Drugs seized from operation conducted on 1 Aug 2017

* This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.