Close to 3Kg of Controlled Drugs Seized; Drug Seizure Sufficient to Feed Close to 1,000 Abusers for a Week

17 Feb 2023

          Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers arrested a 54-year-old Singaporean man and 45-year-old Singaporean woman for suspected drug trafficking offences in an operation conducted on 15 February 2023. A total of about 1,663g of heroin, 1,326g of cannabis and 17 Erimin-5 tablets, with an estimated street value of $183,400, were seized. The seizure of 1,663g of heroin can feed the addiction of about 790 heroin abusers for a week, while the seizure of 1,326g of cannabis can feed the addiction of about 190 cannabis abusers for a week.

2.         In the afternoon of 15 February, CNB officers arrested the couple in the vicinity of Clementi West Street 1 and about 7g of heroin was recovered from their vehicle. A follow up operation in a flat in the vicinity of Teck Whye Crescent was conducted, and about 1,656g of heroin, 1,326g of cannabis and 17 Erimin-5 tablets were seized.

CNB Drug Bust 17 Feb 2023

Photo 1 (CNB):Some of the controlled drugs, including cannabis and heroin, seized from a CNB operation conducted on 15 February 2023.

3.         SAC Leon Chan, Deputy Director of CNB for Operations, said:

“Singapore’s focus is on building a drug-free society, not a drug-tolerant one. CNB will continue to keep up with the momentum of our enforcement efforts in 2023, work closely with the Home Team and other government agencies to neutralise all drug activities, and keep Singapore drug-free for future generations.”

4.         Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin (diamorphine) or 500g of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

5.         Investigations into the drug activities of both arrested suspects are ongoing.




17 February 2023