More than S$124,000 worth of drugs seized in anti-drug operations; 7 arrested

10 Apr 2014

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized about 1.1kg of heroin, 33g of Ice and 189 Erimin-5 tablets and arrested seven drug offenders in two separate operations on 9 April 2014. The street value of the total drug haul from the two operations is more than S$124,000. Both operations were done with the assistance of the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

At about 3.15pm on 9 April 2014, officers from CNB Supervision ‘G’ and Bedok Police Division were deployed to arrest a 54-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker at a Housing Development Board (HDB) block in Simei. At about 4pm, officers observed the 54-year-old leaving a unit on the tenth storey; and meeting up with a 32-year-old Malaysian male at the lift lobby on the same level. Both men parted ways shortly after.

The 32-year-old male left the HDB block and officers arrested him in the vicinity of a neighbouring block. A search was conducted and officers seized S$4,900 from him.

Another group of CNB officers continued to observe the unit of the 54-year-old. At about 7.20pm, CNB officers proceeded to raid the unit and arrested the 54-year-old. Drugs including about 976g of heroin, 189 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of Ice were seized from the unit. CNB officers also seized about S$5,600 in cash from the 54-year-old.

In addition, three other drug offenders were also arrested in the operation.

Separately, in a roadblock conducted by the Police in the Jalan Bahar vicinity, officers arrested a 41-year-old Singaporean male driver and his 39-year-old Singaporean female passenger at about 2.25am on 9 April. About 146g of heroin, 24g of Ice were seized from within the car. The duo was referred to CNB officers for investigation.

Investigations are on-going.

The Home Team agencies will continue to work closely together in the fight against drugs.

10 APRIL 2014

Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei

Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei

Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei by Home Team officers on 9 April 2014.