In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 3 May 2021, three males (comprising two Singaporean males aged 19 and 55, and one Malaysian male aged 32) were arrested for suspected drug trafficking activities. A total of about 3,200g of heroin and 1,028g of ‘Ice’ were seized during the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore, along with cash amounting to $7,837. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $460,000.
2. In the early evening of 3 May, CNB officers intercepted a vehicle in the vicinity of Woodlands Ave 8, and arrested a 19-year-old Singaporean male. A search was conducted on the 19-year-old male, and a total of about 1,720g of heroin and 1,028g of ‘Ice’ were seized from him.
3. In a follow-up operation from the earlier arrest, CNB officers arrested a 55-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Woodlands Industrial Park E3. A search was conducted on the 55-year-old male, and a total of about 1,262g of heroin and cash amounting to $3,837 were seized from him. The 55- year-old male was also brought to his residence in the vicinity of Bendemeer Road, where about 218g of heroin and cash amounting to $4,000 were further recovered from the residential unit.
4. Following up on the previous arrests, in the same evening, a separate party of CNB officers arrested a 32-year-old Malaysian male in the vicinity of Woodlands Road.
Photo 1 (CNB): About 1,720g of heroin and 1,028g of ‘Ice’, which was concealed in Chinese tea packaging, seized from a 19-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Woodlands Ave 8 on 3 May 2021.
Photo 2 (CNB): A total of about 3,200g of heroin and 1,028g of ‘Ice’ were seized from a CNB operation on 3 May 2021.
5. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 3,200g of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,520 abusers for a week, and the total amount of 1,028g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 590 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
5 May 2021