About 1.94kg of heroin, 291g of ‘Ice’, 34g of ketamine, 5g of cannabis, 838 Erimin-5 tablets and three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, estimated to be worth about S$179,000, were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in the night of 25 March 2019. Seven suspected drug offenders, all Singaporeans, were arrested. Cash amounting to S$10,350 were also seized from two of the suspects.
2 In the late hours of 25 March, CNB officers arrested a 60-year-old male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Jalan Kukoh. CNB officers searched the suspect and recovered a total of 300 Erimin-5 tablets and cash of S$6,800 from him. The suspect was brought to his residential unit in the same vicinity and a search of the unit saw a total of about 952g of heroin, 92g of ‘Ice’, 34g of ketamine and 87 Erimin-5 tablets recovered. When CNB officers were still within the unit, a 65-year-old male suspected drug abuser came into the unit and was immediately placed under arrest.
Photo-1 (CNB): Heroin recovered from within a unit in Jalan Kukoh, in CNB operation on 25 March 2019.
3 Follow-up investigations led to the raid of a residential unit in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. Forced-entry was effected to gain access into the unit, and a 48-year-old male suspect was arrested therein. Prior to accessing the unit, the suspect was spotted disposing drugs down the rubbish chute. CNB officers searched through the rubbish chute linked to the unit to recover about 986g of heroin, 190g of ‘Ice’ and 369 Erimin-5 tablets.
Photo-2 (CNB): Some of the drugs recovered from rubbish chute in vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, in CNB operation on 25 March 2019.
4 Further follow-up investigations led to the arrest of two other suspected drug offenders at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Street 41 and Street 42. The two suspects, a 30-year-old male and a 39-year-old male, were arrested inside the car they were in. A small packet of ‘Ice’ was recovered from the 39-year-old suspect and two small packets of ‘Ice’ were recovered from the 30-year-old suspect.
5 Swift investigations led CNB officers to the arrest of another two suspects in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. Not long after midnight of 26 March, two suspected drug offenders – a 29-year-old female and a 35-year-old male – were arrested inside the car they were in. A total of 82 Erimin-5 tablets, three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 20 unknown tablets, 5g of cannabis, 4g of ‘Ice’ and cash of S$3,550 were recovered from within the vehicle.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 1.94kg of heroin is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 924 abusers for a week. 291g of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of 166 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
26 MARCH 2019