In the early hours of 28 January 2019, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were deployed in the vicinity of Bedok North Street 3 and Bedok Town Park to conduct observation on a group of suspected drug offenders. Some hours later, one of the suspects, a 58-year-old Singaporean male, was observed to have met up with another suspect, a 30-year-old Malaysian male, in Bedok Town Park. They parted ways soon after. The 58-year-old Singaporean returned to his hideout in the vicinity of Bedok North Street 3 while the Malaysian departed in a taxi.
2 Officers persevered in the observation of the hideout and at about 9:10 am, another suspect, a 72-year-old Singaporean male, was spotted leaving the unit. The 72-year-old male was arrested at the void deck of the block. CNB officers proceeded to raid the hideout. From within the unit, a total of about 27g of heroin and 17g of ‘Ice’ were recovered. The 58-year-old male was arrested therein, together with two other Singaporean male suspects, aged 45-year-old and 65-year-old.
3 Suspecting that more drugs may have been discarded via the rubbish chute, CNB officers proceeded to search the rubbish chute at the ground floor. Officers recovered two black bundles of heroin from therein, weighing a total of about 919g. The two bundles were wrapped in blue-coloured plastic bags.
Photo-1 (CNB): Black bundle containing heroin, recovered in CNB operation on 28 January 2019.
4 Another party of CNB officers apprehended the 30-year-old Malaysian male at the taxi stand at Kranji MRT station. Cash amounting to S$5,100 was recovered from the suspect.
Photo-2 (CNB): Cash recovered from 30-year-old Malaysian male arrested in CNB operation on 28 January 2019.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 946g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 450 abusers for a week. The drugs seized in this operation were estimated to be worth about S$68,000.
Photo-3 (CNB): Heroin seized in CNB operation on 28 January 2019.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 JANUARY 2019