SINGAPORE – Drugs, including 11,118g of heroin, with a total value of about $800,000 were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in islandwide operations on Thursday (30 July).
The total amount of 11,118g of heroin that had been seized in these operations, the CNB said, is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 5,290 abusers for a week.
The CNB also arrested 10 suspected drug offenders, all Singaporeans. The group comprised nine men and one woman aged between 28 and 62. Besides the heroin, about 101g of ‘Ice’, 30 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, and 1 Erimin-5 tablet were seized, as well as cash amounting to $18,400.
In a press release on Friday, the CNB detailed the arrests:
Arrests of three Singaporeans in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13, Woodlands Ave 6 and Rivervale Drive
On Thursday afternoon, CNB officers observed two Singaporean men, a 51-year-old and 43-year-old, in the vicinity of Woodlands Avenue 6. Both of them were seen boarding a private hire vehicle and they were arrested when they alighted from the vehicle around the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13. “A total of 12 packets containing about 90g of heroin and seven packets containing about 87.5g of ‘Ice’ were seized from the 43-year-old,” CNB said. “50 packets containing about 375g of heroin, along with cash amounting to $8,400, were also seized from the private hire vehicle that they were travelling in. The 51-year-old was subsequently brought back to his hideout in the vicinity of Woodlands Ave 6, where a total of about 646g of heroin and about 3g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from the unit.”
A separate party of CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Rivervale Drive in the late afternoon, where a 53-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for suspected drug trafficking offences. A total of about 5,232g of heroin were recovered from the unit.
Arrests of two Singaporeans in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane
On Thursday evening, two Singaporean men, a 30-year-old and 28-year-old, were arrested separately in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane. “Four bundles containing about 1,895g of heroin were seized from the motorcycle belonging to the 30-year-old,” the CNB said.
Arrests of four Singaporeans in the vicinity of Teck Whye Crescent and Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
In the late morning on Thursday, CNB officers arrested a 52-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug consumption offences in the vicinity of Teck Whye Crescent. About 4g of heroin was found on him.
“Following up from the arrest, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Street 51, where a 50-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker refused CNB officers entry into the unit,” the CNB said. “He then attempted to evade arrest by scaling out of the rear kitchen window of the unit located on the fourth storey. In the process, he fell and suffered injuries.” The man was conveyed conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for medical attention, where he is currently in stable condition.
During a search conducted within the residential unit, CNB officers seized about 1g of heroin, three packets containing about 5g of ‘Ice’, 20 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and one Erimin-5 tablet. A 40-year-old Singaporean woman who was in the unit was also arrested for suspected drug consumption offences. Car keys seized from the unit led officers to a rented vehicle, where four bundles containing about 1,904g of heroin were also recovered.
A 62-year-old Singaporean man was also arrested in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 in the late evening with one straw of about 6g of heroin found on him. A search was conducted on the vehicle belonging to the 62-year-old, and another packet of about 8g of heroin was recovered.
Arrest of one Singaporean in the vicinity of Chin Swee Road
In another operation, a 59-year-old Singaporean man, a suspected drug trafficker, was arrested in the vicinity of Chin Swee Road by CNB officers on Thursday morning. Two bundles of about 954g of heroin were found on him. “As officers moved in to arrest the suspect, the 59-year-old put up a violent struggle and injured an officer with a metal object. Necessary force was effected to restrain and place the suspect under arrest,” the CNB said. The suspect was then brought to his residence, where a total of about 3g of heroin, about 5.5g of ‘Ice’, 10 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, and cash amounting to $10,000 were recovered. The Police are investigating the offence of voluntarily causing hurt to the CNB officer.
The CNB said that investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
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