CNB seizes more than 1.5kg of heroin, arrests two Singaporeans

Heroin seized at a flat in Woodlands by Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau on 11 December 2019. (PHOTO: Central Narcotics Bureau)

SINGAPORE — The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested two Singaporeans in possession of more than 1.5kg of heroin, worth about $113,000.

In media statement on Thursday (12 December), CNB said its officers arrested a 48-year-old suspected drug trafficker at the void deck of an HDB block near Woodlands Street 13 on Wednesday evening.

Prior to the arrest, the suspect was spotted exiting a flat on the second floor. CNB officers escorted the suspect back to the unit, and found about 1,415g of heroin, a bottle containing methadone, and $11,000 cash.

The suspect also carried a sling bag which contained about 25g of “Ice” and 168g of heroin. He also had a small packet of about 2g of heroin in his jeans pocket.

A 42-year-old Singaporean woman, a suspected drug abuser, was arrested within the housing unit.

The 1,585g of heroin seized in the operation is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 754 abusers for a week. The estimated value of the drugs seized is about $113,000.

Investigations are in progress. The punishment for trafficking more than 15g of diamorphine, which is another name for heroin, is the death penalty, under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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