In yet another targeted operation conducted on 26 April 2012, the Central Narcotics Bureau arrested a drug trafficker and seized approximately 2,500 grammes of heroin, estimated to have a street value of about $375,000.
On 26 April 2012, CNB launched an operation against a suspected drug trafficker, a 36-year-old male Singaporean, whom it had been monitoring. The suspected trafficker was believed to be distributing a sizeable amount of heroin and CNB launched an operation to take him out of action.
The suspected trafficker was putting up in a HDB unit in the vicinity of Simei Road, a rather quiet neighbourhood. In the early afternoon, after a period of discreet observation, officers effected forced entry into the unit after confirmation that the suspected trafficker was in the unit.
Once inside the unit, officers swiftly placed the suspect under arrest inside one of the bedrooms. From within another bedroom, a black sling bag was recovered from inside a cupboard, and the officers recovered approximately 2.5kg of heroin from the bag. The drug was wrapped in five bundles wrapped in black tape and one open bundle.
The man will be investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he may face the death penalty.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 APRIL 2012
Close-up of heroin seized
2.5kg of heroin seized by CNB