CNB seized 1.6 kg of heroin, 7 arrested

12 Nov 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized 1.6 kg of heroin and other drugs and arrested 7 suspected drug offenders, including two suspected drug traffickers, from 10 to 11 November 2014. The haul of drugs seized from this operation is estimated to be worth more than S$118,000.

Trafficker at Lower Delta arrested

On the night of 10 November 2014, CNB officers raided the hideout of a suspected drug trafficker at one of the housing blocks in Lower Delta Road. A 41-year-old female Singaporean who was not the suspected drug trafficker was arrested within the unit and various drug paraphernalia including an improvised drug-smoking apparatus, numerous empty plastic packets and a digital weighing scale were seized.

In the early hours of 11 November 2014, the suspected drug trafficker, a 34-year-old female Singaporean, and a 29-year-old male suspect were promptly arrested when they returned to the unit after CNB officers laid an ambush for them in the hideout. From a sling bag that the 34-year-old female was carrying, officers recovered a total of about 630g of heroin and 42g of ‘Ice’, all packed in numerous small packets. 23 Erimin-5 tablets, cash of more than S$4,200 and a digital weighing scale were also recovered from within the sling bag.

Following up from this arrest, CNB officers arrested two suspected clients of the trafficker, in the vicinity of Lower Delta Road and Woodlands Drive. Small amounts of heroin and various drug paraphernalia were recovered from the two men, aged 37 and 49.

Drug hideout of drug supplier at Sim Drive raided

Following the arrest at Lower Delta Road, CNB officers raided a unit suspected to be the drug supplier’s hideout in the vicinity of Sims Drive. A search of the hideout recovered a total of about 970g of heroin. The 34-year-old male suspected drug supplier and a 21-year-old female suspected abuser were both arrested.

Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws[1], which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU 12 NOVEMBER 2014

Photo 1: Heroin, ‘Ice’ and Erimin-5 seized from suspected drug trafficker at Lower Delta Road on 11 November 2014

Photo 1: Heroin, ‘Ice’ and Erimin-5 seized from suspected drug trafficker at Lower Delta Road on 11 November 2014

Photo 2: Heroin seized from suspected drug supplier at Sims Drive on 11 November 2014

Photo 2 Heroin seized from suspected drug supplier at Sims Drive on 11 November 2014

[1] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.

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