Drug syndicate dismantled, 2.3kg of heroin seized by CNB

Heroin, Ice and cash seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Oct 26.
Heroin, Ice and cash seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Oct 26. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) dismantled a drug syndicate and seized about 2.3kg of heroin, 260g of Ice, 470 Erimin-5 tablets and more than 100 Esctasy tablets in an operation on Wednesday (Oct 26).

The estimated worth of the drugs is more than $210,000, CNB said in a press release on Thursday.

CNB officers arrested a 41-year-old Singaporean man and a 23-year-old Singaporean woman in the man's car in the vicinity of Bideford Road on Wednesday evening after observing them at a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Scotts Road.

Four bundles of heroin weighing about 1.8kg were recovered from the car boot.

A 39-year-old Malaysian man who had been observed in the vicinity with the 41-year-old Singaporean man was arrested separately at Tuas Checkpoint and $3,500 cash was recovered from him.

Another group of CNB officers apprehended the second drug trafficker, a 42-year-old Singaporean man, in the vicinity of Devonshire Road. Two other suspects in the car - a 30-year-old Singaporean man and a 22-year-old Singaporean woman - were also arrested.

A total of about 470g of heroin, 260g of Ice, 470 Erimin-5 tablets and more than 100 Ecstasy tablets were recovered from within the car. Cash amounting to $6,500 was recovered from the 42-year-old male trafficker.

Investigations are ongoing. The suspects face the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.