On 18 April 2016, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched an operation to apprehend a suspected drug trafficker and his associates, resulting in a seizure of about 450g of ‘Ice’ and other drugs. Cash of more than S$16,000 was also
seized. The estimated worth of this haul of drugs is more than S$83,000.
In the evening of 18 April 2016, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Rivervale Crescent spotted the suspected drug trafficker, a 30-year-old male Singaporean, and his female companion meeting up with two other associates – a male Singaporean
aged 24 and a female Singaporean aged 25. A short while later, the 30-year-old male, together with his two associates, left the vicinity in a car. The female companion, a 31-year-old Singaporean, left in a taxi and was arrested a short while
The three suspects were tailed to the vicinity of Mountbatten where they were arrested. A search of the car recovered a total of about 450g of ‘Ice’, 15g of heroin, 50g of cannabis, three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and an Erimin-5
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of methamphetamine trafficked exceeds 250g. 250g of methamphetamine is sufficient to feed the addiction
of about 185 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
19 APRIL 2016
Photo 1: Drugs and paraphernalia seized in CNB operation on 18 April 2016.