The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) continues with its efforts to intensify its enforcement efforts to tackle both the supply and demand dimension of the local drug problem. Just a day after CNB issued its annual statistics report in which it said CNB will continue with its tough approach against drugs, CNB detected and seized approximately 914 grammes of heroin at Woodlands checkpoint, worth approximately S$137,100.
On 4 February 2012 at about 1430 hours, CNB officers stopped and checked a male Malaysian riding into Singapore on a motorcycle. His motorcycle was searched with the help of SPF K9 and ICA. CNB officers recovered four tidbits packets from the air filter compartment of the motorcycle which were found to contain about 914 grammes of heroin. CNB officers immediately placed the 21-year-old unemployed man under arrest.
The man is currently being investigated for the offence of drug importation under the Misuse of Drugs Act. He may face the death penalty if convicted.
Including this most recent seizure, CNB has seized a total of 11.84kg of heroin worth close to $1.8 million since the beginning of this year. CNB will continue to work with our Home Team partners at the checkpoints to stamp the inflow of drugs into Singapore and will also step up its enforcement efforts targeting drug syndicates locally.
Central Narcotics Bureau
5 February 2012
Heroin hidden in tidbit packets
Motorcycle driven by suspect, and the compartment of the motorcycle where drugs were hidden