In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 22 to 23 June 2020, drugs estimated to be worth at least S$215,000 were seized and eight suspected drug offenders, all male Singaporeans, were arrested.
2 In the late afternoon hours of 22 June, CNB officers spotted a group of suspected drug offenders rendezvous at the vicinity of Wellington Circle. Two of the suspects, a 49-year-old and a 55-year-old, had arrived in the vicinity in a van. Officers then observed a white-coloured car arriving at the vicinity shortly after. A 49-year-old suspect alighted from the car and was observed to have went up to the passenger side of the van and hand over a black package to the 49-year-old passenger in the van. Both groups of suspects departed from the vicinity soon after, tailed by separate parties of CNB officers.
3 The van was intercepted along Simei Avenue and both suspects were arrested. From within the van, officers found about 929g of heroin. Officers also raided the Chai Chee Avenue official residential unit of the 55-year-old driver of the van. About 53g of ‘Ice’, 57g of heroin and cash amounting to S$20,155 were found within the unit.
Photo-1 (CNB): Van intercepted along Simei Avenue, in CNB operation on 22 June 2020.
Photos-2 & 3 (CNB): Views of inside of van intercepted along Simei Avenue, in CNB operation on 22 June 2020.
4 At the vicinity of Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, the 49-year-old suspect in the white-coloured car alighted and met up with another suspect, a 50-year-old. The 49-year-old departed soon after, in the same car, and was arrested shortly after, when he alighted at the junction of Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 6. Cash amounting to S$1,500 was found on the suspect.
5 While in Bukit Batok, another passenger in the white-coloured car, a 46-year-old suspect, alighted and boarded a grey-coloured car, driven by a 43-year-old suspect. When the white-coloured car had reached a car park in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 31, the 39-year-old driver was arrested shortly after he alighted. About 4g of ‘Ice’ was found on the suspect.
6 A separate party of CNB officers tailed the grey-coloured car to the vicinity of Boon Lay Drive, and both driver and passenger proceeded to a fifth floor unit of a HDB block. Shortly thereafter, CNB officers effected forced entry of the unit as the occupants refused to heed the lawful orders of the officers to grant access into the unit. Both the 43-year-old and 46-year-old suspects were arrested within. About 23g of heroin and 51g of ‘Ice’ were found in the unit.
Photo-4 (CNB): Some of the heroin and ‘Ice’ seized from various suspects, in CNB operation on 22 June 2020.
7 In the morning hours of 23 June, the 50-year-old suspect who had earlier met the 49-year-old passenger of the white-coloured car in the vicinity of Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, was arrested at the void deck of a block in Ang Mo Kio. About 1.91kg of heroin and cash amounting to S$6,460 were found on him. CNB officers also raided the HDB unit which the 50-year-old was observed to have been in prior to his arrest. A 53-year-old suspected drug abuser was arrested within the unit.
Photo-5 (CNB): Heroin found within unit in vicinity of Ang Mo Kio, seized in CNB operation on 23 June 2020.
8 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The 2.92kg of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,390 abusers for a week. The 108g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 60 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
24 JUNE 2020