In an operation conducted on 23 October 2012 against a drug syndicate that was suspected to be active in the Tampines area, the Central Narcotics Bureau seized approximately 800 grammes of heroin, 45 grammes of cannabis and a small amount of ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth more than S$85,000. About S$ 9,000 cash was also seized. Four men were arrested in this operation.
On 23 October 2012, at about 1940hrs, CNB officers, who had been observing the vicinity of a HDB block at Tampines Street 22, spotted the suspected drug trafficker, a 50-year-old male leaving his hideout. At the same time, another team of officers spotted another male (22 years old) on the ground floor of the same block. Both men were observed to be walking towards the back of the block before they parted.
Officers moved in and swiftly placed the 50-year-old male under arrest at the lift landing. One plastic bag bundle containing approximately 460 grammes of heroin was recovered from the basket attached to his bicycle.
Officers led the man to the unit where he was observed to have exited earlier, and from within the unit, recovered approximately 340 grammes of heroin, 45 grammes of cannabis, a small amount of ‘Ice’, one digital weighing scale and other drug paraphernalia. Cash amounting to S$3,598 was also recovered within the unit. Two other Singaporean men, a 63-year-old and a 52-year-old, who were inside the unit, were also arrested.
Meanwhile, another team of CNB officers who had been tailing the 22-year-old man, a Malaysian national, moved in to effect arrest as he was walking along a pavement. Cash amounting to S$5,400 was recovered from the man.
The 50-year-old, 22-year-old and 63-year-old men are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty. The 52-year-old is being investigated for drug consumption.
CNB will continue with its vigorous enforcement action against illicit drug activities to maintain a strong deterrent presence against both drug traffickers and abusers alike.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
24 OCTOBER 2012
Various drugs seized by CNB officers on 23 Oct 2012
A close up shot of drugs found in a container
A packet of drugs seized by CNB officers on 23 Oct 2012
A close up shot of cannabis seized in the 23 Oct 2012 operation