Drugs estimated to be worth more than S$305,000 were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in the evening hours of 20 November 2018. Three suspected drug offenders were arrested.
2 In the evening of 20 November, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Marsiling Lane to conduct observation on two suspected drug traffickers. During the observation, the first suspect, a 27-year-old Singaporean male, was spotted leaving his residential unit located on the 11th floor with a white plastic bag. He went down to the 6th floor and thereafter returned to his unit empty-handed.
3 A short while later, officers spotted the second suspect, a 30-year-old Singaporean male, loitering at the 6th floor of the same block. The 30-year-old then proceeded to the ground floor and was arrested by CNB officers waiting in ambush. From within a white plastic bag the suspect was carrying, 12 black bundles were recovered. The bundles were found to contain about 1.31kg of cannabis.
Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis, packed in different bundles, recovered from a 30-year-old Singaporean male suspect, arrested in Marsiling, in CNB operation on 20 November 2018.
4 Another party of CNB officers proceeded to raid the unit of the 27-year-old male. Upon arrest of the 27-year-old male, officers conducted a search of the unit and a total of about 2.94kg of heroin, 520g of ‘Ice’, 142 Erimin-5 tablets, 87 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 17g of cannabis were recovered.
5 The 27-year-old further informed officers that there was another red plastic bag containing drugs, hidden at the 7th floor lift landing area. Under escort by CNB officers, the suspect was brought to the area and a plastic bag containing 500 Erimin-5 tablets was recovered.
Photo-2 (CNB): Red plastic bag hidden at 7th floor lift landing area, in CNB operation on 20 November 2018.
Photo-3 (CNB): Erimin-5 hidden at 7th floor lift landing area, in CNB operation on 20 November 2018.
6 Separately, another suspect, a 42-year-old Malaysian male, was arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint later that evening. The 42-year-old Malaysian was suspected to be involved in the drug activities of the 27-year-old Singaporean suspect arrested earlier. A search was conducted on the motorcycle that the 42-year-old was riding, and a total of about 1.97kg of cannabis, wrapped in various black bundles, was found.
7 The 42-year-old Malaysian further informed that there were also drugs hidden at a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Marsiling Drive. Under escort by CNB officers, the suspect was brought to the multi-storey carpark and a total of about 234g of cannabis, hidden behind a pipe, was recovered.
Photo-4 (CNB): Drugs hidden behind a pipe, at a multi-storey carpark in vicinity of Marsiling Drive, in CNB operation on 20 November 2018.
8 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 2.94kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 1400 abusers for a week. 3.53kg of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 500 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
21 NOVEMBER 2018