More Than Quarter Million Worth of Drugs Seized in CNB Operation on 16 April 2018

17 Apr 2018

            In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 16 April 2018, drugs estimated to be worth more than a quarter of a million were seized and prevented from flowing onto the streets.  The operation also saw four suspected drug offenders arrested.  The drugs seized – about 1.93kg of heroin, 1.03kg of cannabis and 870g of ‘Ice’ – were estimated to be worth more than S$288,000.

 

2          In the afternoon of 16 April 2018, CNB officers conducted observation on a 23-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Eunos Crescent.  He was subsequently spotted meeting another suspect, a 23-year-old Malaysian male.

 

3          The 23-year-old Singaporean male and his female companion – a 23-year-old Singaporean suspected drug abuser - were later arrested in the vicinity of a carpark at Ubi Avenue 2.  The male suspect put up a violent struggle to resist arrest and necessary force was effected to subdue him.  A ‘jackknife’ was recovered from the male suspect during his arrest.  A search of the car recovered about 985g of heroin, 1,038g of cannabis and 192g of ‘Ice’.

Photo-1 (CNB): ‘Jackknife’ recovered from 23-year-old Singaporean male suspect arrested during CNB operation on 16 April 2018.

Photo-1 (CNB): ‘Jackknife’ recovered from 23-year-old Singaporean male suspect arrested during CNB operation on 16 April 2018.


4          Another party of CNB officers arrested the 23-year-old Malaysian male in the vicinity of the junction of Jalan Eunos and Changi Road.  A total of about 466g of heroin, 678g of ‘Ice’ and cash amounting to S$25,400 were recovered from the Malaysian and his motorcycle. 

 

5          A separate party of officers apprehended a 58-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Blk 10 North Bridge Road.  About 468g of heroin was recovered from within a bag carried by the 58-year-old.  Another about 12g of heroin was recovered from his pocket.  The 58-year-old is believed to be associated with the 23-year-old Malaysian male. 


Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin, ‘Ice’, cannabis and cash seized in CNB operation on 16 April 2018.

Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin, ‘Ice’, cannabis and cash seized in CNB operation on 16 April 2018.


6          Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.  1,930g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 919 abusers for a week[*].  870g of ‘Ice’ is enough to feed the addiction of about 497 abusers for a week[**].  1,038g of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 148 abusers for a week.

 

 

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

17 APRIL 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. 

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017