More than 1kg of heroin and 'Ice' seized in drug bust: CNB

More than 1kg of heroin and 'Ice' seized in drug bust: CNB
Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized in a CNB operation in Teck Whye on April 9, 2015.

SINGAPORE - More than 1kg of heroin and 'Ice' were seized by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in an operation on April 9, 2015.

936g of heroin and 147g of 'Ice' with an estimated street value of more than $90,000 were seized , along with cash of $1,000.

On the morning of April 9, CNB officers arrested a suspected Singaporean drug trafficker and a male Malaysian suspected drug offender around the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane.

466g of heroin was recovered from the 48-year-old male Singaporean. A subsequent search of his residence in the vicinity recovered about 12g of heroin and 10g of 'Ice'.

CNB officers conducted a search and recovered about 25g of 'Ice' and some drug utensils on the 33-year-old Malaysian.

A search of his motorcycle which was parked in the vicinity recovered another stash of drugs and cash, totaling about 458g of heroin, 112g of 'Ice' and cash of $1,000.

According to a statement from the CNB, the 936g of heroin seized in the operation is enough to sustain the addiction of about 440 heroin abusers for a week.

Investigations into the drug activities of both men are ongoing.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, traffickers face the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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