As part of the relentless effort in cracking down on syndicated drug activities, CNB launched a sting operation and arrested five people involved on 18 Sep 2012. More than 800 grammes of heroin and about 100 grammes of Ice, with a street value of more
than S$100,000, were seized.
In the evening of 18 Sep 2012, CNB officers, who had been monitoring the suspected drug traffickers and associates who distributed drugs in Redhill and Geylang areas, swooped in at Pasir Ris and arrested two suspected drug couriers, aged 29 and 31. The
Malaysian duo were believed to have been ferrying fresh consignments of drugs recently received, and had ridden a motorcycle to a meeting place in a carpark in Pasir Ris earlier.
One of them (the 31-year-old) had alighted from the motorcycle and boarded a suspected drug trafficker’s car. A short distance later at a bus stop, the courier alighted from the car and was picked up by the same motorcycle. Both vehicles went off
separately and it was then that CNB officers stopped the motorcycle at a traffic junction, arresting both men. S$2,500 cash was found on the 31-year-old courier.
CNB officers, who had followed the car, stopped the car at a petrol kiosk along Loyang Avenue. Drugs, including approximately 670 grammes of heroin and 70 grammes of Ice, and a weighing scale were recovered from within the car. The 49-year-old Singaporean
driver was immediately put under arrest. Later at night, CNB officers recovered more drugs in his hideout in Pasir Ris – including approximately 85 grammes of heroin, 35 grammes of Ice and empty plastic packets.
Meanwhile, another team of CNB officers deployed at the void deck in an area near Geylang arrested the trafficker’s suspected drug associate, 47 years old. About 60 grammes of heroin, small amounts of Ice and Erimin-5, along with drug trafficking
paraphernalia were found in his hideout in the same block. CNB officers also arrested a suspected 55-year-old Singaporean drug abuser in the unit. Some of the heroin were found hidden in a black rubber shoe in the living room.
All the men are being investigated for drug offences, and the suspected drug trafficker and couriers may face the death penalty if convicted.
CNB will continue with its vigorous enforcement action against illicit drug activities to maintain a strong deterrent presence against both drug traffickers and abusers alike.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
19 SEPTEMBER 2012
Multiple drug seizure by CNB officers on 18 Sep 2012
A close up of one of the packets of drugs seized (heroin) in the operation on 18 Sep 2012