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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo-4 (CNB): Heroin seized in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.
Photo-5 (CNB): Cash recovered in CNB operation on 22 November 2018.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 NOVEMBER 2018