937 grams heroin hidden in woman's underwear intercepted at checkpoint, suspected leader & two others caught in follow-up operation

27 Jan 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested another female who tried to smuggle about 937 grams of heroin into Singapore on 25 January 2014. Another three male suspected drug traffickers, one of whom is suspected to be the leader of the syndicate, were arrested in a follow-up operation in Singapore.

At about 8.10pm on 25 January 2014, officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) stopped a Malaysian-registered vehicle entering Singapore at the arrival car zone of Woodlands Checkpoint with two passengers and referred them to CNB for checks.

Two female CNB officers conducted a search on the female Malaysian passenger and found two bundles of heroin hidden in the 22-year-old’s underwear. In total, about 937 grams of heroin with a street value of about S$98,000 were recovered.

Following the arrest of the Malaysian woman, CNB officers swiftly conducted follow-up operations through the night. Their efforts led to the arrests of three male Singaporeans, aged between 44 to 57, in the vicinity of Telok Blangah Crescent and Pipit Road. The three men are suspected to be involved in coordinating and bringing drugs into Singapore before re-distributing them onto the streets. One of them is suspected to be the leader of the syndicate. Investigations are on-going.

This is another example of the close cooperation of the Home Team agencies at the checkpoints. CNB and the ICA will continue to work together to prevent attempts to smuggle illicit drugs into Singapore. The inflow of these illicit drugs into Singapore will cause untold harm to the society and the offenders behind these nefarious activities will be stopped.

26 JANUARY 2014

Photos 1 & 2: Heroin seized in a CNB operation on 25 January 2014.

Heroin seized in a CNB operation on 25 January 2014.

Heroin seized in a CNB operation on 25 January 2014.