About 1.83kg of heroin, 243g of ‘Ice’ and an assortment of other drugs were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 11 January 2019. The drugs seized were estimated to be worth about S$154,000. Five suspected drug offenders were arrested.
2 In the early dawn hours of 11 January 2019, CNB officers arrested three male suspected drug traffickers – a 71-year-old stateless male, a 58-year-old Singaporean and a 36-year-old Malaysian – in the vicinity of Boon Lay Place. About 900g of heroin and 140g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from the 58-year-old male. Cash of more than S$4,000 was recovered from the male Malaysian.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs recovered from 58-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker, arrested in CNB operation on 11 January 2019.
Photo-2 (CNB): Cash recovered from 36-year-old Malaysian male suspected drug trafficker, arrested in CNB operation on 11 January 2019.
3 Officers then proceeded to raid the units of the two suspects. From within the residential unit of the 58-year-old Singaporean, located in Boon Lay, officers recovered a small amount of heroin and some drug paraphernalia. From within the hideout of the 71-year-old stateless person, located in Bukit Panjang, officers recovered a total of about 410g of heroin, 90g of ‘Ice’, 145 Erimin-5 tablets and 11 bottles of liquid suspected to contain methadone.
Photo-3 (CNB): Drugs recovered from within the hideout of the 71-year-old stateless male, arrested in CNB operation on 11 January 2019.
4 CNB officers conducted a follow up operation and arrested a 60-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Telok Blangah and a 60-year-old Singaporean female suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Bukit Batok. Both were suspected to be associated with the 71-year-old male arrested earlier. About 278g of heroin, 13g of ‘Ice’ and small amounts of cannabis, ketamine, Erimin-5, ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and methadone were recovered from within the 60-year-old male suspect’s residential unit, while another 245g of heroin were recovered from within the residence of the 60-year-old female suspect.
Photo-4 (CNB): Some of the heroin recovered from within the residential unit of the 60-year-old female suspect arrested in CNB operation on 11 January 2019.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 1.83kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 871 abusers for a week. 243g of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 139 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
11 JANUARY 2019