In the latest strike against drug syndicated activities in Singapore, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized about 545g of heroin, 14g of ‘Ice’ and some ‘Ecstasy’ tablets in an operation on 10 March 2014. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$59,000 and enough to sustain 260 abusers for one week. Three men and a female were arrested.
At about 6.00pm on 10 March 2014, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Sims Drive spotted the first suspect, a 36-year-old male Malaysian, arriving on his motorcycle at a carpark. The male Malaysian was observed to have placed a plastic bag on the handle bars of the motorcycle.
At about 7.15pm, officers spotted a panel van driving into the same carpark. The 36-year-old male Malaysian was observed to have approached the van and took over an envelope from a person who was at the back of the van. The male Malaysian then returned to his motorcycle with the envelope and took the plastic bag from his motorcycle. He went back to the van, and handed over the plastic bag to another suspect in the van. Both groups parted ways shortly after.
Officers moved in to arrest the male Malaysian just as he was preparing to mount his motorcycle. Another party of officers intercepted the van not long after it exited the carpark and arrested three suspects from the van. A total of about 545g of heroin, 14g of ‘Ice’, some ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and drug-smoking apparatus were recovered from the van. The three suspects were a 41-year-old male, a 36-year-old male, and a 32-year-old female, all Singaporeans. Cash amounting to S$4,400 was recovered from the male Malaysian.
Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
11 MARCH 2014
CNB Photo 1: Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 10 March 2014.
CNB Photo 2: Motorcycle seized in CNB operation on 10 March 2014.
CNB Photo 3: Van seized in CNB operation on 10 March 2014.