Two male Singaporeans, aged 19 and 55, and a 32-year-old Malaysian man have been arrested for suspected drug trafficking.
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a May 5 press release that the three men were arrested during a CNB drug bust on May 3.
Heroin, 'Ice', and cash seized
A total of about 3,200g of heroin and 1,028g of ‘Ice’ were seized, along with cash amounting to S$7,837.
The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to S$460,000.
How the arrests were made
CNB officers intercepted a vehicle in the vicinity of Woodlands Avenue 8 in the early evening of May 3, and arrested the 19-year-old Singaporean.
A search was conducted on the 19-year-old, and a total of about 1,720g of heroin and 1,028g of ‘Ice’ were seized from him.
In a follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested the 55-year-old Singaporean in the vicinity of Woodlands Industrial Park E3.
A search was conducted on the man, and a total of about 1,262g of heroin and cash amounting to S$3,837 were seized from him.
The man was also brought to his residence in the vicinity of Bendemeer Road, where about 218g of heroin and cash amounting to S$4,000 were further recovered.
Following up on the previous arrests, in the same evening, a separate party of CNB officers arrested the 32-year-old Malaysian in the vicinity of Woodlands Road.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
According to CNB, the total amount of 3,200g of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,520 abusers for a week, and the total amount of 1,028g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 590 abusers for a week.
Top images courtesy of CNB.