On 9 March 2020, a group of suspected poly-drug traffickers, all Singaporeans, were arrested in an operation mounted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and a large variety of drugs were seized. The large seizure was estimated to be worth about S$143,000.
2 Around 3.00pm of 9 March 2020, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were deployed in the vicinity Lorong 1 Toa Payoh to conduct observation on a group of poly-drug traffickers. Some time later, officers spotted the first two suspects (a 27-year-old female and a 31-year-old male) arriving in the vicinity in a car driven by the 31-year-old male. Both suspects proceeded to the hideout of a 44-year-old male suspected drug trafficker, a residential unit in the same vicinity. A short while later, officers spotted two other suspects (a 33-year-old female and a 43-year-old male) arriving in the same vicinity in a car driven by the 43-year-old male, and both suspects proceeded to the same hideout.
3 At around 6.20pm, both couples spotted earlier departed from the unit, and were promptly arrested on the ground floor after they exited the lift. From within the sling bag of the 31-year-old male, a total of about 126g of ‘Ice’, 874g of heroin, 30 Erimin-5 tablets and 111 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were found. About 2g of ‘Ice’ was also found within the car driven by the 31-year-old. From within the sling bag of the 43-year-old male, a total of about 61g of cannabis, 134g of ‘Ice’, 270g of heroin and 52 Erimin-5 tablets were found. From the bag carried by the 33-year-old female, about 2g of ‘Ice’ were found.
Photo-1 (CNB): Sling bag carried by 43-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker, who was arrested in CNB operation on 9 March 2020
4 Shortly after, another party of officers raided the hideout of the 44-year-old male suspect and arrested both the male suspect and a 24-year-old female suspect within the unit. Forced entry was effected as the suspects refused to comply with lawful orders given by the officers. Officers seized a total of about 24g of ‘Ice’, 396g of heroin and 25 Erimin-5 tablets.
Photo-2 (CNB): Cut metal gate, due to forced entry effected in CNB operation on 9 March 2020
Photo-3 (CNB): Packets of heroin recovered from toilet bowl of unit at Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, raided in CNB operation on 9 March 2020
5 CNB officers conducted a follow-up raid on the official residential address of the 44-year-old suspect, a unit in the vicinity of Bukit Batok West Avenue 2. About 16g of ‘Ice’ and a small amount of ketamine was found within the unit.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The 304g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 170 abusers for a week. The 1,540g of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 730 abusers for a week. CNB will maintain the pressure on drug offenders through regular sustained operations, to keep the streets of Singapore safe from drugs.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
10 MARCH 2020