Four Singaporeans Arrested, More Than 900g Heroin Seized

21 Jul 2015

On 20 July 2015, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) mounted an operation to arrest a suspected local drug trafficker.  From this operation, more than 900g of heroin and cash totaling more than S$8,600 was seized.  The seized heroin is estimated to have a street value of more than $64,000.

In the evening of 20 July 2015, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Bendemeer, with a view to arrest a suspected drug trafficker, believed to be receiving a fresh consignment of drugs.  At about 7pm, officers spotted a yellow-coloured Singapore-registered car arriving at a carpark in the vicinity.  At about 7.15pm, the suspected drug trafficker was spotted approaching the car and left shortly thereafter.  The suspected trafficker, a 43-year-old male Singaporean, was arrested a short while later.  CNB officers found a packet of heroin within a slingbag carried by the suspect, weighing about 460g.

Another party of officers had tailed the yellow-coloured car to the vicinity of Jalan Besar and arrested all three persons in the car, a 49-year-old male, a 40-year-old female and a 33-year-old female.  All are Singaporeans.  A search of the car recovered about 460g of heroin.  The residence of the 49-year-old male was raided and officers found a small amount of heroin and ‘Ice’ within the unit.  Drug paraphernalia, including digital weighing scales and numerous empty plastic sachets were also seized. 

Investigations into the drug activities of all four arrested persons are ongoing.  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[1], which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

 

Photo 1: Car seized in CNB operation on 20 July 2015

Photo 1: Car seized in CNB operation on 20 July 2015

Photo 2: Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 20 July 2015

Photo 2: Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 20 July 2015

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
21 JULY 2015

 


[1] 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.

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