Large Assortment of Drugs Seized in Two CNB Operations, Seven Arrested

31 May 2018

            A large assortment of drugs, including heroin, ‘Ice’ and cannabis, were seized in two different operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 30 May 2018.  The drugs seized in these two operations were estimated to be worth more than S$65,000.  Seven suspected drug offenders were arrested.

2          In the first operation on 30 May, at slightly after noon time, CNB officers arrested a 43-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker along Toa Payoh Road.  CNB officers proceeded to raid a hotel room which was the suspected hideout of the 43-year-old male, at a hotel located in the vicinity of Balestier Road.  A 41-year-old female foreign national was arrested within the room.  From within the room, a total of about 349g of heroin, 193g of ‘Ice’, and 88 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered.

3          Follow-up investigations led to the arrest of a 29-year-old female and a 36-year-old male – both Singaporeans - in the vicinity of the same hotel.  The 36-year-old male was the suspected intended recipient of some of the drugs recovered within the hotel room.  A search of the car in which the two suspects were in saw the recovery of about 98g of heroin, 14g of ‘Ice’ and two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets.

4          In the second operation conducted on 30 May, a 29-year-old suspect and a 45-year-old suspect – both Singaporean males – were arrested in the vicinity of Potong Pasir Avenue 3.  A set of car keys and cash of S$400 were recovered from the 29-year-old male suspect.  In a search of the car in which both suspects were in earlier, about 37g of ‘Ice’, 56g of cannabis, 490 Erimin-5 tablets and 46 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered.

5          The residence of the 29-year-old suspect was raided, and about 3g of cannabis, 3g of ketamine, two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 14 Erimin-5 tablets and cash amounting to S$25,200 were recovered from within the unit.  A 26-year-old Singaporean female suspect was also arrested within the unit.

6          Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.  447g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 213 abusers for a week[*].  244g of ‘Ice’ is enough to feed the addiction of about 139 abusers for a week[**]



31 MAY 2018

See photo below.

Photo-1 (CNB): Some of the drugs seized in CNB operation at Balestier on 30 May 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.