A variety of drugs and weapons were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 12 February 2018, which also saw the arrest of five suspected drug offenders. About 427g of heroin, 409g of ‘Ice’, 101 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 22 Erimin-5 tablets were seized in this operation, estimated to be worth more than S$74,000.
In the late morning of 12 February 2018, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Pasir Ris Drive 1 spotted a 27-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in a vehicle parked at a petrol kiosk along Pasir Ris Drive 1. Another suspect, a 28-year-old Singaporean male, was a passenger in the vehicle. CNB officers also observed another suspect, a 28-year-old Malaysian male, arriving at the petrol kiosk on a Malaysia-registered motorcycle. CNB officers moved in to arrest all three suspects when they met up.
From within the car, about 227g of heroin and 253g of ‘Ice’ were recovered. From the motorcycle, CNB officers recovered about 6g of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ice’, cash of S$3,500 and drug paraphernalia. Cash of S$4,000 was also recovered from the 28-year-old Malaysian male.
Photo-1 (CNB): Car driven by 27-year-old Singaporean male, from which about 227g of heroin and 253g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from within, during a CNB operation on 12 February 2018.
CNB officers proceeded to raid the residence of the 27-year-old Singaporean male at Pasir Ris Drive 3. As the occupants within the unit refused to open the door despite repeated warnings, CNB officers effected a forced entry. Upon entry, CNB officers arrested a 24-year-old and a 29-year-old – both Singaporean females – within the unit. The 24-year-old female was found hiding inside a cupboard. From within the unit, about 194g of heroin, 154g of ‘Ice’, 101 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 22 Erimin-5 tablets and two digital weighing scales were recovered. Four parangs and a baton were also recovered.
Photo-2 (CNB): Cupboard where a 24-year-old Singaporean female suspect was found hiding within during a CNB operation on 12 February 2018 at Pasir Ris Drive 3.
Photo-3 (CNB): Weapons seized during a CNB operation on 12 February 2018 at Pasir Ris Drive 3.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 427g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 203 abusers for a week[*]. 409g of ‘Ice’ is enough to feed the addiction of about 234 abusers for a week[**].
Photo-4 (CNB): Heroin, ‘Ice’ and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and cash seized in CNB operation on 12 February 2018.
[*] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years.
[**] This is estimated using a typical purity level of about 77%, based on drug seizures in recent years.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 FEBRUARY 2018