In the run-up to the festive season, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) kept up with intensive enforcement efforts against the drug scourge. On 20 December 2013, CNB officers seized about 900g of heroin, estimated to be worth more than S$94,000.
On 20 December 2013, CNB mounted an operation at Bukit Panjang to arrest two suspected drug traffickers who were believed to be trafficking heroin.
At around 1.55pm, CNB officers spotted the first suspect, a 25-year-old male Malay Singaporean, driving into a multi-storey car park in the area. Officers continued observation on the suspect and shortly thereafter, noticed the second suspect, a 52-year-old male Malay Singaporean, entering the vehicle driven by the first suspect. CNB officers observed the duo driving off in the vehicle and proceeded to tail the vehicle.
At around 2.09pm, the vehicle had stopped briefly along Dairy Farm Road and the alert CNB officers, sensing an opportunity, moved in swiftly and placed both suspects under arrest. A search of the vehicle recovered about 900g of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’.
Both men are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
20 DECEMBER 2013