Nearly S$300,000 Worth of Heroin Seized, One Suspected Drug Trafficker Arrested

23 Nov 2018

            In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 22 November 2018 in the vicinity of Haig Road, a total of about 4.26kg of heroin was seized and one 59-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker was arrested. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth about S$299,000. Cash of more than S$64,300 in total was recovered in the operation.

2          In the afternoon of 22 November 2018, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Haig Road to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker believed to be dealing in a substantial amount of drugs.


3          At about 2.05pm, CNB officers spotted the suspect as he was exiting the lift on the ground floor The suspect was swiftly arrested and a bundle containing about 455g of heroin was seized from his e-scooter. Cash of more than S$6,800 was recovered from the suspect. 

CNB NR n photos - 23-Nov-2018 (Photo 1)

Photo-1 (CNB): Close-up view of heroin recovered from e-scooter of a 59-year-old male suspect, arrested in Haig Road, in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.

4          The suspect was escorted to his hideout on the 13th storey, and a search was conducted. Fourteen black bundles containing a total of about 3.81kg of heroin were recovered from behind the wooden headboard frame of a bed. Cash of more than S$57,500 was recovered from the unit.

CNB NR n photos - 23-Nov-2018 (Photo 2)

Photo-2 (CNB): View of wooden headboard frame of bed, from which heroin was recovered, in the hideout of the 59-year-old male suspect, arrested in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.


CNB NR n photos - 23-Nov-2018 (Photo 3)

Photo-3 (CNB): View of cash recovered from within the hideout of the 59-year-old male suspect, 
arrested in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.


5          Investigations into the drug activities of the suspect are ongoing. 4.26kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 2,030 abusers for a week. 


CNB NR n photos - 23-Nov-2018 (Photo 4)

Photo-4 (CNB): Heroin seized in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.


CNB NR n photos - 23-Nov-2018 (Photo 5)

Photo-5 (CNB): Cash recovered in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.

 


CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

23 NOVEMBER 2018 


Last updated: 6 Jul 2017