In an operation mounted by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 3 August 2020, a 64-year-old Singaporean male was arrested for suspected drug trafficking activities. A total of about 240g of heroin, about 1.5g of ‘Ice’ and about 500 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $2,276 was also recovered during the operation. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth about $30,000.
2. In the late evening of 3 August, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Clementi Avenue 5 to conduct observation on the 64-year-old male. He was seen bringing a basket, containing vegetables and produce, up a residential block in the vicinity. Officers moved in swiftly to arrest him when he returned to the ground floor with the basket. A total of about 0.4g of heroin, about 1g of ‘Ice’ and cash amounting to $2,276 were seized from the 64-year-old.
3. The 64-year-old was brought to his residence in the same block and a search was conducted in the unit. Two pumpkins, each used to conceal about 240g of heroin and about 500 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets respectively, were found. Also recovered from the unit were about 0.3g of heroin, about 0.5g of ‘Ice’ and other drug paraphernalia.
Photos - 1 and 2 (CNB): Heroin and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets found inside pumpkins, which were seized from a unit in the vicinity of Clementi Avenue 5.
Photo - 3 (CNB): Total seizure of heroin and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets found inside 2 pumpkins, which were seized from a unit in the vicinity of Clementi Avenue 5.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of the suspect are ongoing. The total amount of 240g of heroin that had been seized in this operation is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 114 abusers for a week.