In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau on 24 June 2019, a total of about 730g of heroin, 48g of new psychoactive substances (NPS), 92g of cannabis, 72g of ‘Ice’, 14g of cocaine, a gramme of ketamine, 624 Erimin-5 tablets, 104 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and a bottle of methadone were seized. The drugs were estimated to be worth about S$70,000. Three suspected drug offenders, all Singaporeans, were arrested.
2 In the late afternoon of 24 June, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of York Hill to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker, a 41-year-old male. Officers spotted the 41-year-old male entering a car driven by another suspect, a 45-year-old male. A while later, the 41-year-old male alighted from the car in the vicinity of Selegie Road. Shortly after, CNB officers moved in to arrest the 41-year-old and recovered a small amount of ‘Ice’ from within a sling bag carried by the suspect. Officers proceeded to raid the 41-year-old man’s hideout, a unit in the same vicinity. From within the unit, about 92g of cannabis, 48g of NPS, 71g of ‘Ice’, 14g of cocaine, a gramme of ketamine, 135 Erimin-5 tablets and 10 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from within the unit. A 34-year-old female suspected drug abuser was also arrested.
3 The 41-year-old male was then escorted to his official residence, in the vicinity of York Hill. The unit was searched and about 730g of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ice’, 489 Erimin-5 tablets, 94 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and a bottle of methadone were recovered from within the unit.
4 A separate party of CNB officers had tailed the 45-year-old driver of the car to the vicinity of Changi Road, where he was arrested after he alighted from the car.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The 730g of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 347 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
25 JUNE 2019
Photo-1 (CNB): Some of the drugs seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau on 24 June 2019.