SINGAPORE - Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) nabbed four Singaporeans and seized more than 900g of heroin, estimated to have a street value of more than $64,000, in an operation on July 20. Cash totalling more than $8,600 was also seized.
In the evening of July 20, 2015, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Bendemeer to arrest a suspected drug trafficker believed to be receiving a fresh consignment of drugs.
At about 7pm, officers spotted a yellow-coloured Singapore-registered car arriving at a carpark in the vicinity.
15 minutes later, the suspected drug trafficker approached the car and left shortly thereafter. The suspected trafficker, a 43-year-old male Singaporean, was arrested soon after. CNB officers found a packet of heroin within a slingbag carried by the suspect, weighing about 460g.
Another party of officers tailed the car to the vicinity of Jalan Besar and arrested all three persons in the car - a 49-year-old man, and two women, aged 40 and 33. All are Singaporeans.
A search of the car recovered about 460g of heroin. The residence of the 49-year-old man was also raided and officers found a small amount of heroin and 'Ice' within the unit. Drug paraphernalia, including digital weighing scales and numerous empty plastic sachets were seized.
Investigations into the drug activities of all four arrested persons are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.