A total of about 2.54kg of heroin, 1.5kg of cannabis and a small quantity of ‘Ice’, and Erimin-5 tablets were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 13 June 2018. The drugs seized were estimated to be worth more than S$193,000.
2 In the late hours of 13 June 2018, CNB officers arrested a suspected drug trafficker – a 44-year-old Singaporean male – in the vicinity of Beach Road. From within a sling bag carried by the suspect, officers recovered about 2.28kg of heroin.
3 CNB officers proceeded to raid the suspect’s residence, a unit at Owen Road. From within the unit, a total of about 1.5kg of cannabis, 260g of heroin, 19 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of ‘Ice’ were recovered.
Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis wrapped in plastic, recovered in raid at Owen Road, during CNB operation on 13 June 2018.
Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin packed in plastic sachets, recovered in raid at Owen Road, during CNB operation on 13 June 2018.
4 Investigations are ongoing. 2.54kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 1,210 abusers for a week[*]. 1.5kg of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 214 abusers for a week.
Photo-3 (CNB): Heroin, cannabis and cash seized in CNB operation on 13 June 2018.
[*] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
14 JUNE 2018