CNB seized about 1.63kg heroin. Three arrested.

07 Feb 2014

“The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has kept up our intensive enforcement actions against all drug offenders, and 2013 saw an increase in the number of drug abusers arrested and drugs seized … drug abuse will lead to harm, not just on yourself but also your loved ones. CNB will maintain the intensity of our enforcement efforts and this is a warning to all would-be drug offenders.” – Mr Ng Ser Song, Director CNB.

CNB’s relentless enforcement efforts against illicit drug activities in Singapore continues, seizing 1.63kg of heroin and 90 grammes of ‘Ice’ estimated to be worth more than S$185,000 last night. More than $20,000 cash was also seized from this operation.

At about 9.25pm on 6 February 2014, CNB officers observed two male suspects meeting up in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Way. Both parted ways shortly thereafter. The 42-year-old male Singaporean suspect drove off in his car, while the 41-year-old male Malaysian drove off in a bus.

At about 9.30pm, CNB officers arrested the 42-year-old male Singaporean at a traffic junction in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Drive when his car came to a stop. A plastic bag at the front passenger seat of the car was found to contain about 1.4kg of heroin. A subsequent search of the 42-year-old’s hideout, also in Choa Chu Kang, yielded one bundle of heroin weighing about 230g.

Another party of CNB officers continued observation of the 41-year-old Malaysian, who was spotted picking up a 25-year-old male Singaporean suspect along Teck Whye Crescent at about 9.40pm. At about 9.55pm, the 25-year-old male Singaporean alighted from the bus and was arrested by CNB officers shortly thereafter. Prior to his arrest, officers had noticed the man discarding a plastic package. The plastic package was recovered and found to contain about 90g of ‘Ice’. The man was brought to his residence at Woodlands Circle and a search of his unit found a weighing scale and various drug paraphernalia.

Another party of CNB officers had continued observation of the 41-year-old Malaysian driving a bus. At about 10.10pm, the man was arrested after he had stopped the bus along Lentor Avenue.

Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of all three men are ongoing.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
7 FEBRUARY 2014

Heroin, ‘Ice’ and cash seized in a CNB operation on 6 Feb 2014.

Heroin, ‘Ice’ and cash seized in a CNB operation on 6 Feb 2014.

Car driven by 42-year-old male Singaporean.

Car driven by 42-year-old male Singaporean.

Bus driven by 41-year-old male Malaysian.

Bus driven by 41-year-old male Malaysian.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017