Two arrested, more than 1kg of drugs seized in CNB operation on 9 April 2015

10 Apr 2015

On 9 April 2015, the Central Narcotics Bureau launched an operation to apprehend a suspected local drug trafficker.  From this operation, a total of about 936g of heroin and 147g of ‘Ice’ were seized.  Cash of S$1,000 was also seized.  This sizeable haul of drugs had an estimated street value of more than S$90,000.

On the morning of 9 April 2015, CNB officers deployed in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane arrested a suspected Singaporean drug trafficker and a male Malaysian suspected drug offender.  About 466g of heroin was recovered from the 48-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug trafficker.  A subsequent search of his residence in the vicinity recovered about 12g of heroin and 10g of ‘Ice’. 

CNB officers conducted a search and recovered about 25g of ‘Ice’ and some drug utensils on the 33-year-old male Malaysian.  A search of his motorcycle which was parked in the vicinity recovered another stash of drugs and cash, totaling about 458g of heroin, 112g of ‘Ice’ and cash of S$1,000. 

Investigations into the drug activities of both men are ongoing.  The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws[1], which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.  The 936g of heroin seized in this operation is enough to sustain the addiction of about 440 heroin abusers for a week. 


10 APRIL 2015

Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation in Teck Whye on 9 April 2015

Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation in Teck Whye on 9 April 2015

[1] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.