About 1.4kg of heroin seized. Drug trafficker and accomplices arrested

25 May 2016

On 24 May 2016, CNB officers were deployed at the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 6 to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker, a 46-year-old male Singaporean.

The 46-year-old and his suspected drug associate, a 63-year-old male Singaporean, were then seen meeting up with a 24-year-old male Malaysian and a 22-year-old male Malaysian at the void deck of a block in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 6.

Shortly thereafter, the four of them parted ways.  Officers swiftly moved in to arrest the four suspected drug offenders, and approximately 1.4kg of heroin, worth more than S$99,000, was recovered from a haversack the 46-year-old was carrying. CNB also seized over S$30,000 during this operation.

Investigations are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act 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[1], which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
25 MAY 2016

 

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Photo 1: Haversack carried by the 46-year-old male Singaporean, where approximately 1.4kg of heroin was recovered, in CNB operation on 24 May 2016

Haversack carried by the 46-year-old male Singaporean, where approximately 1.4kg of heroin was recovered

Photo 2: Heroin seized in CNB operation on 24 May 2016

Heroin seized in CNB operation on 24 May 2016

[1] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017