On 6 October 2017, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted an operation that saw the arrest of three suspected drug offenders and seizure of an assortment of drugs estimated to be worth about S$109,000.
In the late morning of 6 October 2017, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Jelita Shopping Centre at Holland Road to observe two suspected drug traffickers. The first suspect, a 41-year-old male Singaporean, was spotted meeting up with the second
suspect, a 26-year-old male Malaysian, at the carpark of the shopping centre. Shortly after, the male Malaysian went back into the shopping centre while the male Singaporean left the vicinity in his vehicle.
Subsequently, officers arrested the 41-year-old male Singaporean at the vicinity of Ghim Moh Link. Officers also recovered a total of about 435g of heroin and 213g of ‘Ice’ on a pavement near Dover MRT station, which the suspect had discarded while attempting
to evade arrest. The 26-year-old male Malaysian was arrested inside the shopping centre. About 128g of ‘Ice’ and cash of S$10,000 were recovered from the male Malaysian.
Another party of CNB officers proceeded to raid the hideout of the 41-year-old male Singaporean, in the vicinity of Race Course Road. Prior to the raid on the hideout, a 33-year-old female suspect, the girlfriend of the 41-year-old male, was arrested
in the same vicinity. About 265g of ‘Ice’, 12g of heroin, 50 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 40 Erimin-5 tablets were recovered from within the unit.
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 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. The Misuse of Drugs Act also 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
7 OCTOBER 2017
Photo 1 (CNB): Drugs and cash seized in CNB operation on 6 October 2017.