In another targeted operation conducted on 23 March 2012, the Central Narcotics Bureau swiftly arrested a drug trafficker and seized about 2,560 grammes of heroin and 460 grammes of cannabis, estimated to have a street value of more than S$400,000. Over $10,500 cash was also seized from the suspected drug trafficker.
Trafficker neutralised swiftly
On 23 March 2012, CNB launched an operation against a suspected drug trafficker, a 47-year-old male Singaporean, whom it had been monitoring. The suspected trafficker was wanted by CNB and was suspected to be distributing heroin and cannabis in the northern part of Singapore but hiding in the Jalan Besar area.
In the same morning, CNB officers deployed in the area spotted the suspected trafficker arriving in his sports motorcycle near his hideout along Hamilton Road in Jalan Besar. Just as the man was parking the motorcycle, CNB officers immediately moved in and swiftly placed the man under arrest. From the haversack that the man was carrying, officers recovered approximately 2,270 grammes of heroin. The drug was wrapped in five bundles and laced with what may be curry powder. Cash amounting to S$9,900 was also recovered from the suspected trafficker.
More drugs in hideout
The suspected trafficker led CNB officers to his hideout and about 460 grammes of cannabis, wrapped in three different bundles, were recovered from a refrigerator in the premises. Other drugs found in the hideout included about 290 grammes of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’. A digital weighing scale and cash of more than S$500 were also recovered from within the premise.
The man will be investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he may face the death penalty.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song said, “Over the course of the week, CNB had conducted three targeted operations against various drug syndicates trafficking in multiple drugs. CNB will not let up in its enforcement efforts and will continue to move in swiftly on these syndicates.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 MARCH 2012