Heroin seized in CNB operation on 17 September 2018 (Source: CNB).

A total of about 803g of heroin and 5g of ‘Ice’ were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Monday (17 September).

In a press release on Tuesday (18 September), the bureau stated that four suspected drug offenders, all Singaporean males, were arrested.  The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about S$56,000.

According to the bureau, on Monday afternoon, CNB officers arrested a suspected drug abuser – a 52-year-old Singaporean male – in the vicinity of Boon Lay Avenue.  A small packet of heroin was recovered from the suspect.

Small packet of heroin recovered from 52-year-old suspected drug abuser in CNB operation on 17 September 2018 (Source: CNB).

Swift follow-up investigations found that the suspected drug abuser procured the heroin from a suspected drug trafficker who was also putting up in the same vicinity.

CNB officers then proceeded to raid the suspected drug trafficker’s unit, located on the fourth floor of a housing block.

The bureau noted that forced entry was effected as the occupants within the unit repeatedly refused to comply with lawful orders given by the officers.  Both suspects – a 55-year-old and a 63-year-old – were arrested following the forced entry.

From within the unit, CNB said that a total of about 47g of heroin and 5g of ‘Ice’ were recovered.  A small amount of heroin and ‘Ice’ was also recovered from the 55-year-old suspect.

Following the raid of the unit, CNB said that its officers then  searched the rubbish chute linked to the unit raided.  A total of about 756g of heroin, packed in two different bundles, were recovered from the rubbish bin therein.

View of rubbish bin, in which drugs were thrown into, in CNB operation on 17 September 2018 (Source: CNB).
Plastic bag containing heroin, retrieved from rubbish bin, in CNB operation on 17 September 2018 (Source: CNB).
Close-up view of heroin, which was in plastic bag thrown down rubbish chute, in CNB operation on 17 September 2018 (Source: CNB).

During the raid, a man, suspected to be a drug abuser, was observed behaving suspiciously at a bus stop nearby. The suspected drug abuser, a 51-year-old man, was arrested shortly thereafter by CNB officers.

Heroin seized in CNB operation on 17 September 2018 (Source: CNB).

Investigations are ongoing.  CNB states that the amount of heroin seized in this operation (803g) is enough to feed the addiction of about 382 abusers for a week.

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