CNB busted drug syndicate, seized 1.4kg heroin

17 Jan 2014

In an operation conducted on 17 January 2014, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) busted a drug syndicate, arresting six drug offenders and seized about 1.4kg of heroin, 45.6g of cannabis, 21g of ‘Ice’ and 10 ‘Erimin-5’ tablets.

In the early morning of 17 January 2014, a team of CNB officers arrested two Singaporean males, aged 32 and 45, in a car that was in the vicinity of a commercial building along Yio Chu Kang Road. During the course of the arrest, the 32-year-old attempted to evade arrest by ramming his car against a CNB vehicle which was damaged in the process. CNB officers seized 45.6g of cannabis from the 32-year-old.

A third Singaporean male, aged 32, was also concurrently arrested in a second car that was travelling together with the first car. CNB officers seized a bundle of heroin from the second car.

The 45-year-old was brought back to his hideout within the premises of the commercial building where CNB officers arrested two suspected drug abusers, aged 27 and 28. Both are Singaporean females. A search was conducted and CNB officers seized 21g of ‘Ice’ and 10 ‘Erimin-5’ tablets from within the hideout.

Concurrently, another team of CNB officers arrested a Malaysian male, aged 22, who was travelling on a motorcycle at a petrol station along Tampines Street 34. He was believed to have been involved in the earlier duo’s drug activities. CNB officers seized two bundles of heroin from the 22-year-old.

Investigations are on-going.

In total, about 1.4kg of heroin, 45.6g of cannabis, 21g of ‘Ice’ and 10 ‘Erimin-5’ tablets were recovered from the whole operation. Drugs seized from this operation had an estimated street value of about S$157,000.

Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song said, “I want to commend all the officers involved in dismantling this drug syndicate. CNB will not tolerate such illicit drug activities in Singapore and we will move in swiftly once we detect them.”

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
17 JANUARY 2014

Heroin seized on 17 Jan 2014

Heroin seized in a CNB operation on 17 January 2014

A drug suspect’s vehicle that rammed a CNB vehicle during a CNB operation on 17 January 2014

A drug suspect’s vehicle that rammed a CNB vehicle during a CNB operation on 17 January 2014

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