The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) have seized a total of about 2.8kg of heroin, 257g of cannabis and 38g of ‘Ice’, with an estimated street worth of more than $199,000. This large seizure has prevented a substantial amount of drugs from doing further harm to society.
Drug traffickers arrested by CNB
2 In the afternoon of 15 August, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Jurong Gateway Road spotted two suspects meeting up at a taxi stand, parting ways after a short while. Both suspects were arrested within the vicinity. From the first suspect, a 52-year-old Singaporean male, officers recovered a total of about 470g of heroin found within a sling bag he was carrying. From the second suspect, a 24-year-old Malaysian female, officers recovered cash amounting to S$2,800.
3 Later in the afternoon, in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Street 61, CNB officers arrested a 62-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker, believed to be known to the 52-year-old male suspect arrested earlier. A suspected drug abuser – a 57-year-old Singaporean male – was also arrested.
4 From a search of the vehicle driven by the 62-year-old suspect, officers recovered a total of about 132g of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’. A small packet of heroin was also recovered from the ground beside the vehicle. CNB officers also raided the residence of the 62-year-old male suspect. About 90g of heroin and 7g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from within the unit.
Photo-1 (CNB): Some of the heroin recovered from inside a vehicle driven by a 62-year-old Singaporean male suspect, arrested in a CNB operation on 15 August 2018.
Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin and cash seized in CNB operation on 15 August 2018.
Drug trafficker arrested by SPF
5 On 16 August, slightly after midnight, SPF officers who were on patrol along Geylang Lorong 20 conducted checks on a man when a straw of suspected controlled drugs was found on the man. The 49-year-old local was subsequently arrested after he attempted to flee. Officers also recovered a total of about 2.1kg of heroin, 257g of cannabis and 30g of ‘Ice’ in the bag the suspect was carrying. Cash amounting to more than $3,000 were also recovered from the suspect. The suspect was later referred to CNB for further investigations.
Photo-3 (CNB): Heroin and cash recovered by SPF officers, from a 49-year-old local male, on 16 August 2018.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing. The 2.8kg of heroin seized, is enough to feed the addiction of about 1333 drug abusers for a week. The 257g of cannabis seized, is enough to feed the addiction of about 37 drug abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
17 AUGUST 2018