In continuing relentless efforts to prevent drugs from flowing in and onto the streets of Singapore, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) stopped about 3.2kg of heroin and 250g of ‘Ice’ at the Woodlands Checkpoint and arrested four suspected drug traffickers. The 3.2kg of heroin and 250g of ‘Ice’ are estimated to be worth about S$336,000 and S$37,000 respectively.
On 31 July 2013, based on intelligence gathered, CNB mounted an operation at the Woodlands Checkpoint to intercept suspected drug consignments. At about 6.13pm, two suspects, both Malaysian nationals, were observed in an arriving Malaysia-registered car attempting to clear immigration.
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers assisted to stop the car and CNB officers then placed the two suspects, a 20-year-old male and a 29-year-old male, under arrest. CNB officers conducted a search of the car and from one of the door panels, officers uncovered 14 black bundles believed to contain heroin and 2 bundles believed to contain ‘Ice’. A small amount of ‘Ice’ was also recovered from the compartment behind the car radio.
Shortly thereafter, at about 7.40pm, two other suspects, a 31-year-old Malaysian male and a 23-year-old Malaysian female, were observed in an arriving Malaysia-registered car. Both were promptly placed under arrest.
The 20-year-old and 29-year-old men are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty. Investigations are ongoing on the 23-year-old female and 31-year-old man.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 AUGUST 2013
CNB Photo 1: Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation on 31 July 2013
CNB Photo 2: Close-up view of heroin seized in CNB operation on 31 July 2013
CNB Photo 3: Close-up view of ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation on 31 July 2013
CNB Photo 4: Car seized in CNB operation on 31 July 2013