Over 1.5kg of heroin seized in CNB operations

15 Apr 2016

In various operations carried out over the course of the week (11 – 15 April 2016), the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized over 1.5kg of heroin, 329g of ‘Ice’, 80g of cannabis, 153 ecstasy tablets, 26 Erimin-5 tablets and some ketamine worth over S$177,000.

4-day Island-wide operation

CNB launched a 4-day island-wide operation from 11 April 2016 to 15 April 2016, in which over 590g of heroin, 329g of ‘Ice’, 80g of cannabis, 153 ecstasy tablets, 26 Erimin-5 tablets and some ketamine worth over S$107,000 were seized. 103 suspected drug offenders were also arrested for various drug offences. The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and spanned different parts of Singapore such as Tampines, Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio, Clementi, Punggol, Sembawang, Woodlands and Yishun.

Operation involving seizure of over 570g of heroin

In one of the cases in the island-wide operation, officers seized over 570g of heroin worth over S$40,000 and over S$2000 in cash. In this operation, officers had arrested a suspected drug abuser, a 52-year-old Singaporean male at the vicinity of Upper Boon Keng Road, seizing some Erimin-5 tablets and drug paraphernalia. At the same time, officers noticed a man behaving suspiciously in the vicinity. Over 80g of heroin, 7 Erimin-5 tablets and some cash were seized from the man, a 60-year-old Singaporean.

Follow up investigations led to the arrest of a suspected drug trafficker, who was suspected of supplying drugs to the 60-year-old man. Officers were deployed in the vicinity of Somerset, and the suspected drug trafficker, a 28-year-old Malaysian male, was arrested. 450g of heroin was recovered from him.

Operation involving seizure of over 1kg of heroin

In a separate operation on 11 April 2016, CNB officers arrested a suspected drug trafficker and his associate, seizing over 1kg of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’. This had an estimated street worth of over S$73,700.

On the night of 11 April 2016, officers were deployed at the vicinity of Holland Close and Woodlands Drive 52 to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker, a 37-year-old Singaporean male, and his suspected drug associate, a 47-year-old Singaporean male. The 37-year-old suspected drug trafficker was swiftly arrested when he returned to his hideout at Woodlands Drive 52. About 1 kg of heroin and a small amount of ‘Ice’ were recovered from him. A small amount of heroin was also recovered from the 37-year-old’s hideout.

The 47-year-old suspected drug associate was arrested in the early morning of 12 April 2016 at the vicinity of Holland Close.

Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act allows for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. CNB will continue to keep up the pressure on the ground, through regular island-wide operations and targeted operations to get drug traffickers and abusers alike off the streets of Singapore.

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
15 APRIL 2016

 

Photo-1: Heroin and cash seized from CNB operation at Upper Boon Keng Road and the follow-up operation.

Photo-1: Heroin and cash seized from CNB operation at Upper Boon Keng Road and the follow-up operation.

Photo-2: Some Ice-smoking apparatus seized during CNB’s island-wide operation from 11 to 15 April 2016

Photo-2: Some Ice-smoking apparatus seized during CNB’s island-wide operation from 11 to 15 April 2016

Photo 3: Drugs seized in CNB operation on 11 April 2016 at Woodlands Drive 52

Photo 3: Drugs seized in CNB operation on 11 April 2016 at Woodlands Drive 52

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