On 5 October 2023, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested three individuals, aged between 31 and 57, for suspected drug offences. About 2,464g of heroin, with an estimated value of more than $259,000 were
seized. The seizure of 2,464g of heroin can feed the addiction of about 1170 abusers for a week.
2 In the evening of 5 October, CNB officers arrested a 47-year-old Singaporean man at a void deck of a residential block in the vicinity of Bedok North Street 3 for suspected drug trafficking offences. The man was then
escorted to a residential unit of a nearby residential block located in the same vicinity. After entering the unit, officers arrested a 57-year-old Singaporean man and 31-year-old foreign woman for suspected drug trafficking offences.
A search was conducted and a total of about 2,464g of heroin and drug paraphernalia were seized from various locations within the unit.
Photo 1 (CNB): Heroin seized in the vicinity of Bedok North Street 3 in a CNB operation conducted on 5 October 2023.
3 Under Section 5 of the Misuse of
Drugs Act 1973, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer
to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of diamorphine or “pure heroin”, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.
4 Investigations into all arrested suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
7 October 2023