In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 16 April 2021, a 22-year-old Malaysian male was arrested for suspected drug trafficking offences. A total of about 16,548g of heroin, 2,033g of ‘Ice’, 23,687g of cannabis, and 110 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized in the operation. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth more than $2.3 million.
2. In the late afternoon of 16 April 2021, CNB officers arrested a 22-year-old Malaysian male in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Ave 4. A total of four bundles containing about 3,915g of cannabis were recovered from the 22-year-old male.
3. The 22-year-old male was brought back to his hideout in the same vicinity, where a search was conducted in the residential unit. A total of eight bundles containing about 3,782g of heroin and two bundles containing about 2,033g of ‘Ice’, and 110 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized from his bedroom, while a total of 27 bundles containing about 12,766g of heroin and 20 bundles containing about 19,772g of cannabis were further seized from the storeroom.
Photo 1 (CNB): Illicit drugs, in black / yellow duffel bag and black / red backpack, seized from a storeroom in a residential unit in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 in a CNB operation on 16 April 2021.
Photo 2 (CNB): 20 bundles containing about 19,772g of cannabis seized from a storeroom in a residential unit in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 in a CNB operation on 16 April 2021.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of the suspect are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized in the operation is sufficient to feed 7,880 heroin abusers, 1,160 ‘Ice’ abusers and 3,380 cannabis abusers for a week.
5. Drug syndicates will continue to take their chances to smuggle drugs into Singapore, in order to profit from the addiction and misery of drug abusers. The targeted operation on the suspected drug trafficker had prevented a large amount of drugs from being circulated in Singapore, which would have resulted in devastating consequences for our society. CNB will continue to monitor the drug activities closely, and take prompt enforcement actions to neutralise the drug syndicates.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
19 April 2021