In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 30 April 2019, drugs estimated to be worth about S$183,000, including nearly 2kg of heroin, were seized and four suspected drug offenders were arrested.
2 In the afternoon of 30 April, CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Joo Chiat Place. A 48-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker and a 33-year-old female foreign national were arrested in the unit. A search of the unit saw the recovery of about 1,995g of heroin, 424g of ‘Ice’, 15 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 15 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis. About 4,000g of crystalline substance, 2,260g of pink-coloured powdery substance, 1,300g of green-coloured powdery substance and 50g of white-coloured powdery substance were also recovered. The crystalline substance is suspected to be ‘Ice’ and the coloured powdery substances suspected to contain ketamine.
3 CNB officers also arrested two other suspects believed to be connected to the 48-year-old suspect. One of them, a 35-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug abuser, was arrested in the vicinity of Joo Chiat Place. The other suspect was a 26-year-old Malaysian male who was arrested at a traffic junction along Toh Guan Road. Cash of S$13,800 was recovered from him.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs and cash seized in CNB operation on 30 April 2019.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 1,995g of heroin is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 950 abusers for a week. 424g of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 242 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 MAY 2019