CNB seizes S$115,000 worth of drugs. Nine arrested.

20 Mar 2014

In its latest operation to stem drug supply in Singapore, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized a total of about 1.07kg of heroin, 18g of ‘Ice’ and cash of more than S$28,800 in an operation on 19 March 2014. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$115,000 and enough to sustain about 512 abusers for one week.

At about 1pm on 19 March 2014, CNB officers, deployed in the vicinity of Handy Road, spotted the suspect, a 51-year-old male Singaporean, boarding a black car. Within the car were 2 male Singaporeans – the 38-year-old driver and a 43-year-old passenger. At about 1.05pm, the car stopped along Grange Road and the 51-year-old male alighted. A party of CNB officers kept observation on the car after it drove off.

Shortly thereafter, officers moved in to arrest the 51-year-old. From within a sling bag he was carrying, officers recovered a total of about 1,047g of heroin, 18g of ‘Ice’, cash of S$13,430 and a digital weighing scale. Cash of more than S$2,300 was also found on him.

At about 1.30pm, the black car came to a halt at the junction of Tanjong Katong Road and Mountbatten Road. CNB officers moved in swiftly to arrest the two suspects within the car. Cash amounting to S$13,050 was recovered from within the car. In addition, about 27g of heroin, a digital weighing scale and other drug paraphernalia were also recovered from the residence of the 38-year-old driver.

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

A follow-up operation conducted by the CNB officers saw the arrest of six suspected drug abusers – two females and four males, all Singaporeans. Investigations are ongoing.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
20 MARCH 2014

Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 19 March 2014.

Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 19 March 2014.

Car seized in CNB operation on 19 March 2014.

Car seized in CNB operation on 19 March 2014.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017