CNB seizes S$800,000 worth of drugs including 11kg heroin, 10 S'poreans arrested

One suspected drug offender tried to escape from the fourth storey of a HDB flat and fell, landing in hospital.

Julia Yeo | August 01, 2020, 01:02 PM

Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized about S$800,000 worth of drugs in a recent operation on July 30.

About 11.1kg of heroin, about 101g of "Ice", 30 "Ecstasy" tablets and fragments, and 1 Erimin-5 tablet were seized, and cash amounting to S$18,400 was recovered from the operation as well, from multiple locations across Singapore.

A total of 10 suspected drug offenders, all Singaporeans, comprising nine men and one woman aged between 28 and 62, were arrested.

Two arrested in Woodlands

In the afternoon of 30 July, CNB officers conducted observation on two Singaporean males, 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 at 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.

A total of 50 packets containing about 375g of heroin, along with cash amounting to S$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 Avenue 6, where a total of about 646g of heroin and about 3g of "Ice" were recovered from the unit.

Packets of ‘Ice’ seized from 43-year-old in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13. Photo via CNB

One arrested at Rivervale Drive

A separate party of CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Rivervale Drive in the late afternoon on July 30, where a 53-year-old Singaporean male was arrested for suspected drug trafficking offences.

A total of about 5,232g of heroin were recovered from the unit.

10 bundles of heroin recovered from residential unit in the vicinity of Rivervale Drive. Photo via CNB

Two arrested around Teck Whye Lane

In the evening of July 30, two Singaporean males, a 30-year-old and 28-year-old, were both 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.

Four arrested around Teck Whye Crescent and Choa Chu Kang, one tried to evade arrest and fell from fourth storey

In the late morning of July 30, a separate party of CNB officers also arrested a 52-year-old Singaporean male for suspected drug consumption offences in the vicinity of Teck Whye Crescent with about 4g of heroin 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.

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. He was conveyed conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for medical attention. 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 an Erimin-5 tablet.

A 40-year-old Singaporean female 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.

Heroin recovered from vehicle in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Street 51. Photo via CNB

A 62-year-old Singaporean was also arrested in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 in the late evening, where one straw of about 6g of heroin was 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.

One arrested around Chin Swee Road

In another operation, a 59-year-old Singaporean male, a suspected drug trafficker, was also arrested in the vicinity of Chin Swee Road by a separate party of CNB officers in the morning of July 30, where two bundles containing 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 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 S$10,000 were recovered from the unit.

The police are investigating into the offence of voluntarily causing hurt to the CNB officer.

According to the CNB, the total amount of heroin that had been seized in these operations is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 5,290 abusers for a week.

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