CNB seizes more than 10kg of drugs worth S$1.18 million & Mercedes, 4 men aged 24-50 arrested

The Mercedes was seized in Paya Lebar.

Belmont Lay | July 01, 2021, 03:29 PM

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers conducted coordinated drug busts at multiple locations in Singapore on June 30, 2021.

Four males, comprising two Singaporean males aged 33 and 50, and two Malaysian males aged 24 and 30, were arrested for suspected drug activities.

A total of about 7,959g of heroin, 2,159g of "Ice", 423g of cannabis, 202g of ketamine, about 1,451 "Ecstasy" tablets, and about 300 Erimin-5 tablets were seized during the operation.

Cash amounting to S$1,000 was also seized.

The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to S$1.18 million.

A red Mercedes was also seized.

What happened

On June 30 morning, CNB officers intercepted a vehicle in the vicinity of Tuas South and arrested a 24-year-old Malaysian male.

A search was conducted, and a total of 17 bundles containing about 7,858g heroin and a bundle containing about 1,020g of "Ice" were seized from the vehicle.

Drugs seized from vehicle.

Second phase of operation

In the second phase of the operation, CNB officers arrested a 50-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Jurong East Ave 1.

The 50-year-old male was brought to his hideout in the same vicinity, where a search was conducted.

A total of five packets containing about 1,139g of "Ice", six blocks and packets containing about 423g of cannabis, about 202g of ketamine, about 1,450 "Ecstasy" tablets and about 300 Erimin-5 tablets, and cash amounting to S$1,000 were recovered from various locations within and in the vicinity of the residential unit.

Drugs seized from residential unit.

Third phase of operation

Following up from the second phase of the operation in the same morning, a separate party of CNB officers intercepted a vehicle in the vicinity of Paya Lebar, and arrested a 33-year-old Singaporean male and a 30-year-old Malaysian male.

A search of the vehicle was conducted, and drug paraphernalia was seized in the vehicle.

The 33-year-old male was later brought to his residence in the vicinity of Toa Payoh Lorong 1, where one "Ecstasy" tablet was further recovered.

Vehicle intercepted by CNB.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.

The total amount of 7,959g of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 3,790 abusers for a week, and the total amount of 2,159g of "Ice" seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,230 abusers for a week.

All photos via CNB