In an operation mounted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 8 April 2020, a total of about 2.29kg of heroin and 120g of ‘Ice’ were seized, and two suspected drug offenders, both Singaporean males, were arrested.
2 In the late hours of 8 April, CNB officers spotted a suspected drug offender – a 44-year-old male – board a car driven by another suspected drug offender, a 41-year-old-male, in the vicinity of Pipit Road. Shortly after, the 44-year-old male alighted from the car and the 41-year-old male drove off, tailed by CNB officers. At an opportune moment, CNB officers arrested the 41-year-old suspect at a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Sembawang Crescent. About 40g of heroin was found within the car.
3 Another party of CNB officers raided the hideout of the 44-year-old male suspect, a unit in the vicinity of Pipit Road. The suspect refused to open the door and forced entry was effected. The 44-year-old suspect was arrested within the unit and officers found cash amounting to S$459.45 within the unit. The suspect was escorted to his rented car which was parked in the same vicinity and a total of about 2,250g of heroin was found in various parts of the car. Cash amounting to S$3,350 was also found in the car. Subsequently, the 44-year-old suspect was brought to his official residential unit in the vicinity of Yishun Street 61, where about 120g of ‘Ice’ was found within.
Photo-1 (CNB): A plastic bag containing heroin, found within boot of car rented by 44-year-old suspect, arrested in CNB operation, on 9 April 2020.
Photo-2 (CNB): A bundle of heroin, found within boot of car rented by 44-year-old suspect, arrested in CNB operation, on 9 April 2020.
Photo-3 (CNB): Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of both the suspects are ongoing. The 2.29kg of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,090 abusers for a week. CNB will keep up our enforcement efforts and pressure on drug offenders even in the current COVID-19 situation, in order to keep the streets of Singapore safe from drugs.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
9 APRIL 2020