1.1kg of heroin worth more than $78,000 seized, 2 arrested in CNB operation

A digital weighing scale and numerous empty plastic sachets were found in the residence of a 24-year-old male suspect who was arrested in a Central Narcotics Bureau operation on June 21, 2018.
A digital weighing scale and numerous empty plastic sachets were found in the residence of a 24-year-old male suspect who was arrested in a Central Narcotics Bureau operation on June 21, 2018. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1.1kg of heroin, estimated to be worth more than $78,000, and cash were seized in the CNB operation on June 21, 2018.
1.1kg of heroin, estimated to be worth more than $78,000, and cash were seized in the CNB operation on June 21, 2018. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean man and a Malaysian woman were nabbed and about 1.1kg of heroin seized during an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday evening (June 21).

The two suspected drug traffickers were arrested in the vicinity of Exit 10B at East Coast Parkway, said the CNB in a press release on Friday.

The 24-year-old man had been spotted picking up the 25-year-old woman in a carpark in Telok Blangah Crescent, and officers tailed the suspects until their arrest.

They found 1.1kg of heroin in the car that the pair were in.

The heroin was estimated to be worth more than $78,000, and would have been enough to feed the addiction of 524 abusers for a week.

A subsequent search of the male suspect's residence in Kampong Bahru uncovered numerous empty plastic sachets, cut straws and a digital weighing scale.

Investigations are ongoing.

The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.