SINGAPORE – The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) confiscated a total of 2.29 kg of heroin and 120 g of "ice" (crystal methamphetamine) in a drug bankruptcy on Wednesday (April 8).
The operation, which took place at night, led to the arrest of two Singaporean men aged 44 and 41 on suspected drug-related offenses.
The CNB first discovered the older man in a car that was driven by the 41-year-old suspect near Pipit Road. Shortly afterwards, the 44-year-old got out. After that, CNB officials followed the car after it left.
The driver was arrested by CNB officials in a parking garage near the Sembawang crescent. About 40 g of heroin were found in the car.
Another group of CNB officers raided the other suspect's hideout in a unit near Pipit Road.
The older suspect was then taken to his nearby rental car, where the officers found about 2.25 kg of heroin in different parts of the vehicle.
He was then taken to his official home near 61 Yishun Street, where 120 g of crystal methane was found, along with $ 459.45 in cash.
According to CNB statistics, heroin is the second most abused drug in Singapore. 666 (19 percent) of the 3,524 drug users caught last year for heroin-related drug crimes.
Methamphetamine, the country's most abused drug, was responsible for 63 percent of all drug arrests in the past year.
The large amount of heroin that was seized on Wednesday would have been enough to satisfy the addiction of around 1,090 drug addicts for a week.
Investigations into the drug activities of both suspects are ongoing.
According to the law on drug abuse, anyone who contains more than 15 g diamorphine or pure heroin could face the death penalty.