Drugs estimated to be worth about S$247,000 were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 22 May 2019, in which eight drug offenders – one stateless person and seven Singaporeans – were arrested. The drugs seized included about 2,793g of heroin and 519g of ‘Ice’.
2 In the pre-dawn hours of 22 May 2019, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Chai Chee Road to observe a group of suspected drug offenders. Officers spotted two suspects – a 36-year-old male and a 52-year-old male – arriving in the vicinity in a car. Another suspect, a 51-year-old stateless male was spotted boarding the car before exiting after a short while and returning to his hideout in the area. The car left the area thereafter.
3 CNB officers proceeded to raid the hideout of the 51-year-old male, a fourth floor unit, and arrested the suspect within. Three other suspects – a 41-year-old female, a 59-year-old male and a 61-year-old male – were also arrested within the unit. From within the bedroom occupied by the 51-year-old male, about 656g of heroin, 2,379g of tobacco believed to be laced with new psychoactive substances (NPS) were recovered. About 710g of heroin were recovered in the living room. A small amount of ‘Ice’ and heroin were recovered from the 59-year-old male and the 41-year-old female.
4 CNB officers from the Special Task Force who were tailing the car intercepted it along Tampines Avenue 10 when an opportune moment arose. The 52-year-old male driver and the 36-year-old male passenger were both arrested and about 513g of ‘Ice’ and 1,419 g of heroin were recovered from within the car. CNB officers then brought the 52-year-old male to his hideout, located in the vicinity of Sumang Lane. From within the unit, a small amount of heroin and ‘Ice’ were recovered. Two suspects, a 40-year-old male and a 55-year-old male, were also arrested within the unit. A motorcycle suspected to belong to the 36-year-old was also searched, and a small amount of heroin, ‘Ice’ and an ‘Ecstasy’ tablet was recovered.
Photo-1 (CNB): View of interior of car intercepted along Tampines Avenue 10 in CNB operation on 22 May 2019.
Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized in an operation conducted by CNB on 22 May 2019.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 2,793g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 1,330 abusers for a week. 519g of ‘Ice’ is enough to feed the addiction of about 296 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 MAY 2019