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.
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.
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.