Following swiftly from the island-wide operations last week, the Central Narcotics Bureau arrested another four suspected drug traffickers, one suspected drug abuser and seized approximately 2kg of heroin, estimated to be worth about S$290,000 over just two days. About half of the heroin was seized at Woodlands Checkpoint, together with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). These operations signal CNB’s commitment to tireless drug enforcement, following the intensive island-wide operations conducted last week.
Drug syndicate disrupted, 1kg of heroin seized
On 16 April 2012, CNB conducted an operation against a drug trafficking syndicate. A total of approximately 1kg of heroin, 5 grammes of ‘Ice’ and S$2,550 in cash were seized in the operation. Four suspects – three male Singaporeans, aged 37, 46 and 50, and one 27-year-old female Singaporean were arrested in this operation.
The three men are being investigated for drug trafficking offences. The female has been sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.
CNB and ICA foil heroin importation at Woodlands Checkpoint
On 17th April 2012, at about 4.30p.m, the CNB and ICA conducted a joint operation at Woodlands Checkpoint and stopped a 23-year-old male Malaysian riding a Malaysia registered motorcycle for checks. CNB officers proceeded to inspect his motorcycle and noticed anomalies on the front fender of the motorcycle. Suspicions aroused, they opened the front fender and discovered two bundles wrapped in black masking tape hidden within.
The bundles were later found to contain approximately 920 grammes of heroin. ICA and SPF K-9 officers conducted further checks on the motorcycle but no further illicit substances were detected.
The man is being investigated for drug importation. If convicted, he may face the death penalty.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
18 APRIL 2012
Motorcycle fender where heroin was discovered
Heroin hidden in motorcycle fender