Officers from Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested a 41-year-old Singaporean man and a 34-year-old Singaporean woman, for suspected drug trafficking activities on 27 July 2022. A total of about 1,893g of heroin, 270g of ‘Ice’, 4,193g of cannabis and seven bottles of methadone, with a total estimated street value of $313,000, were seized during the operation. The seizure of 1,893g of heroin can feed the addiction of about 900 users for a week, while the seizure of 4,193g of cannabis can feed the addiction of about 600 users for a week.
2. In the late evening of 27 July, CNB officers arrested the 41-year-old man and 34-year-old woman in a hotel room located in Sentosa. About 1,849g of heroin, 269g of ‘Ice’, 663g of cannabis and six bottles of methadone were seized from the room.
3. The 41-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were then escorted to their hideout located in a private residential enclave located in the vicinity of Shenton Way in the early morning of 28 July. About 44g of heroin, 1g of ‘Ice’, 3,530g of cannabis and one bottle of methadone were further recovered.
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): A luxury sedan believed to be driven by a 41-year-old man and 34-year-old woman seized in a CNB operation on 28 July 2022.
Photo 3 (CNB): Some of the controlled drugs seized seized in a CNB operation on 28 July 2022.
4. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Aaron Tang, Director of Intelligence Division, said of the operation:
“Drug syndicates and traffickers will stop at nothing to manipulate and exploit drug users on their addictions, all for their own profit and greed. These traffickers have no qualms that their luxurious lifestyles – lavish holidays, luxury cars and private residential apartments – are at the expense of other innocent parties, such as the children or loved ones of the drug users. CNB remains firm in our mission of keeping Singapore drug-free, and my officers will continue to clamp down hard on all illicit drug activities.”
5. Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin (diamorphine), 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.
6. Investigations into the suspects’ drug activities are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 July 2022