Three arrested, more than SGD170,000 worth of drugs seized in Toa Payoh

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Three people were arrested and about SGD171,000 worth of drugs seized by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in an operation last Monday night.

The individuals arrested comprised a 38-year-old Malaysian man, a 62-year-old Singaporean man and a 62-year-old Singaporean woman.

In a press release yesterday, CNB said that they intercepted a Malaysia-registered car along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh after observing the 62-year-old suspected drug trafficker entering the vehicle, and then exiting it a short while later.

The car was driven by the 38-year-old Malaysian. Officers were forced to break the windows of the car to gain entry and arrest the driver, who had refused to comply with orders, CNB said.

“The suspect had refused to comply with the lawful orders of the officers and necessary force was used,” said CNB.

Interior of the Malaysia-registered car intercepted in a Central Narcotics Bureau operation. PHOTO: CNA

About SGD11,200 was found on the driver.

Separately, another team of officers arrested the 62-year-old who had been in the car in Toa Payoh East. About 299g of Ice and 1,504g of heroin was found on him.

CNB officers escorted him to his home at Toa Payoh East, where the third suspect, a 62-year-old Singaporean woman, was also arrested.

About 508g of heroin and various drug paraphernalia was found in the house.

Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing, said CNB. The drugs seized in the operation are worth about SGD171,000, said CNB.

The amount of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of 960 abusers for a week, while the amount of Ice seized can feed the addiction of 170 abusers for a week.