About 2.3kg of heroin seized, drug syndicate dismantled

27 Oct 2016

In an operation conducted on 26 October 2016, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) dismantled a drug syndicate, seizing about 2.3kg of heroin, 260g of ‘Ice’, 470 Erimin-5 tablets and more than 100 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, estimated to be worth more than S$210,000.

In the evening of 26 October, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Scotts Road, at a multi-storey carpark, to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker, a 41-year-old Singaporean male. At about 7.10pm, the 41-year-old male and a 39-year-old Malaysian male were observed to be in the vicinity. The Singaporean male was then spotted going to his car and the Malaysian male rode off on a Malaysia-registered motorcycle.

A while later, CNB officers spotted another drug trafficker, a 42-year-old Singaporean male, arriving at the multi-storey carpark in a car with two other suspects, a 30-year-old Singaporean male and a 22-year-old Singaporean female. After a short while, the second drug trafficker left the carpark in his vehicle.

CNB officers arrested the 41-year-old and his female companion, a 23-year old Singaporean, in the 41-year-old’s car in the vicinity of Bideford Road. Four bundles of heroin weighing about 1.8kg were recovered from the boot of the car.

Another party of CNB officers apprehended the second drug trafficker in the vicinity of Devonshire Road and arrested all three suspects in the car. A total of about 470g of heroin, 260g of ‘Ice’, 470 Erimin-5 tablets and more than 100 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from within the car. Cash amounting to S$6,500 was recovered from him.

Separately, the 39-year-old Malaysian male was arrested at Tuas Checkpoint. Cash amounting to S$3,500 was recovered from the Malaysian male.

Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects 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, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 OCTOBER 2016

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Photo 1: Heroin and ‘Ice’ and cash seized in CNB operation on 26 October 2016.

Heroin and ‘Ice’ and cash seized in CNB operation on 26 October 2016.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017