Almost 1kg of Heroin seized in CNB operation

11 Apr 2017

CNB continues to take tough action against individuals involved in drug trafficking, to keep the streets of Singapore drug-free. In an operation on 11 April 2017, CNB officers seized about 1kg of heroin and S$3,400 in cash. The drugs seized had a total estimated value of about S$64,000.

  1. On 11 April 2017 at about 1.20am, a suspected drug trafficker, a 50-year-old male Singaporean, was observed to have driven his car into a carpark in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane. A suspected drug trafficker, a 37-year-old male Malaysian, then boarded the said car, before alighting shortly. The car then drove off.
  2. Officers later arrested the 37-year-old, recovering S$3,400 in cash. Officers also arrested the 50-year-old, after he parked his car in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane. Two bundles of heroin, weighing almost 1kg, were recovered from his car.
  3. Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (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. , which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
11 April 2017

Drugs and cash seized in CNB operation on 11 April 2017

CNB Photo 1: Drugs and cash seized in CNB operation on 11 April 2017

[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