Co-operation by CNB & NCID- Malaysia-based drug supplier to Singapore drug Traffickers nabbed

05 Dec 2016

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

  1. During the joint investigation on the 30-year-old Malaysian drug supplier, CNB shared timely intelligence with our NCID counterpart, so as to allow NCID to conduct their investigations into the drug activities of the 30-year old Malaysian drug supplier, who was based in Johor. This is a testament to the close ties between CNB and NCID and the agencies’ determination to persevere together in their efforts to tackle the drug scourge afflicting both countries.
  2. Through CNB’s investigations, it was found that the 30-year old Malaysian drug supplier was believed to be involved in the supplying of heroin to local drug traffickers. In conjunction with the operation conducted by NCID, CNB also conducted two operations on 1 December and 2 December 2016 which resulted in the arrest of three local drug traffickers and seizing a total of about 3kg of heroin[1] and 450 grams of cannabis. The haul of drugs is estimated to be more then S$225,000.
  3. Director CNB Mr Ng Ser Song said, “The fight against drugs is getting more complex by the day. However, with NCID’s close and firm support, we are confident of continuing the good fight against the drug scourge, which continues to inflict untold harm upon society. I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Director NCID Dato’ Sri Mohd Mokhtar bin Hj. Mohd Shariff and NCID staff, for their strong support to CNB in this intensive enforcement and investigation effort on a very elusive drug supplier who was involved in the supplying of sizeable amount of drugs to Singapore.”
    4 DECEMBER 2016

Heroin seized in CNB operation on 1 December 2016.

Photo: Heroin seized in CNB operation on 1 December 2016.

[1] 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.