On 22 June 2017, the Central Narcotics Bureau launched an operation to apprehend suspected drug traffickers believed to be dealing with sizeable amount of drugs.
CNB officers raided a unit at a private apartment in the vicinity of Ceylon Road. Three suspected drug traffickers - a 43-year-old male, a 44-year old male and a 39-year old female, all Singaporeans, were arrested within the unit.
From within the unit, a total of about 3.5kg of heroin, 160g of 'Ice', 44g of cannabis, a small amount of Erimin-5 and 'Ecstasy' tablets and a bottle of methadone was recovered. This sizeable haul of drugs is estimated to be worth more than S$265, 270.
Investigations are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) 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. The MDA also provides for the death penalty if the amount of cannabis trafficked exceeds 500g.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 JUN 2017
Photo: Heroin seized from the operation on 22 Jun 2017