On 16 May 2014, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched two operations targeting two drug syndicates who were believed to have been actively distributing drugs in Singapore. In total, four were arrested and about 2.12kg of heroin, 216g of ‘Ice’ and 480 Erimin-5 tablets, worth more than S$252,000, were seized.
In the first operation, at about 6pm on 16 May 2014, CNB officers observed the meet-up between a suspected drug trafficker and a drug runner at a housing block in Ang Mo Kio Ave 4. The runner, a female Singaporean aged 49, was arrested shortly after the meet-up at Ang Mo Kio St 61. Cash amounting to S$8,200 was found on her.
Another party of CNB officers immediately raided the unit of the same housing block where the meet-up had taken place. A 42-year-old male Singaporean was arrested inside the hideout. Follow-up search led to the recovery of two bundles of heroin inside the rubbish collection point on the ground floor for the suspected trafficker’s unit. The man had earlier torn open one of the bundles and had disposed both bundles down the rubbish chute. The drugs recovered were believed to be heroin weighing about 950g, with a street value of nearly S$100,000.
On the same day 16 May 2014, at about 6.25pm, another group of CNB officers arrested two males who had just alighted from a maroon car at the vicinity of Geylang Lorong 33. The officers found a bundle of heroin weighing about 922g from the centre console box of the vehicle. Further raids at the two suspected drug offenders’ hideout at a condominium in the same vicinity yielded about 253.6g of heroin, 216.3g of ‘Ice’, 480 Erimin-5 tablets and S$4,500 cash.
The duo, both male Singaporeans, aged 56 and 57, had intended for the drugs to be distributed onto the streets of Singapore. The street value of the drugs seized in this Geylang operation was more than S$152,700.
The total amount of heroin seized from these two operations could sustain more than one thousand drug abusers for an entire week.
Investigations on all four Singaporean suspects are on-going.
CNB will keep up with our enforcement efforts to keep the streets of Singapore safe from drugs and pursue to the fullest extent those who traffic drugs at the expense of our society.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
17 MAY 2014
Items seized by CNB officers in the first operation at AMK conducted on 16 May 2014
Vehicle seized by CNB officers in the second operation at Geylang conducted on 16 May 2014
Some of the items seized by CNB officers in the second operation at Geylang conducted on 16 May 2014