On 2 December 2016, the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP), launched an operation to arrest a 30-year-old Malaysian male suspected drug supplier believed to be involved in the supply of sizeable quantities
of heroin to drug traffickers in Singapore. The successful operation to arrest the 30-year old was a result of the close co-operation between NCID and Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), to share intelligence and to collaborate and co-ordinate
operations to smash trans-border drug syndicates. The 30-year-old Malaysian male and 14 of his associates were arrested by NCID and a total of about 27kg of heroin and cash amounting to about RM$290,000 were seized from this operation on 2 December.
Intensive joint effort by NCID and CNB
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
4 DECEMBER 2016
Photo: Heroin seized in CNB operation on 1 December 2016.
 The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.
This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.