54-year-old repeat drug trafficker arrested, more than S$11,000 worth of drugs seized

14 Mar 2014

On 13 March 2014, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) kept up with its relentless enforcement efforts and launched an operation to arrest a 54-year-old Singaporean male drug trafficker.

At about 9.40pm, CNB officers spotted the 54-year-old riding a bicycle in the Jalan Besar vicinity and later arrested him in the Berseh Food Centre area. Officers seized about 38g of heroin and S$1,759 cash from him.

A search on the 54-year-old’s residence conducted by CNB officers yielded a seizure of about 68g of heroin, a small amount of Ice and Erimin-5 tablets and various drug-smoking apparatus.

Drugs including about 106g of heroin, a small amount of Ice and Erimin-5 tablets and S$1,759 in cash were seized in the whole operation. The drugs had a total street value of more than S$11,000; and is enough to sustain 50 abusers for one week.

The 54-year-old is being investigated for repeat drug trafficking. If convicted, he may face the enhanced penalty of a minimum of 10 years of imprisonment. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) in Singapore, stiffer punishments are in place for repeat drug traffickers since May 2013.

CNB will continue our vigorous enforcement efforts against all illicit drug activities.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
14 MAR 2014

Photo 1: Drugs and drug smoking apparatus seized in a CNB operation on 13 March 2014.

Photo 1: Drugs and drug smoking apparatus seized in a CNB operation on 13 March 2014.

Photo 2: A close-up shot of the drug-smoking apparatus seized in a CNB operation on 13 March 2014.

Photo 2: A close-up shot of the drug-smoking apparatus seized in a CNB operation on 13 March 2014.

Photo 3: One of the drug-smoking apparatus seized in a CNB operation on 13 March 2014.

Photo 3: One of the drug-smoking apparatus seized in a CNB operation on 13 March 2014.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017