A 50-year-old Singaporean man was caught with nearly 1kg of heroin in Teck Whye early on Tuesday morning (April 11), the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement.
At around 1.20am, the suspected drug trafficker was observed meeting with a 37-year-old Malaysian man in a carpark in the vicinity of Teck Whye Lane. The two were then observed in a car together for a short moment before the Malaysian man alighted and the Singaporean drove off.
The Malaysian man was later arrested with S$3,400 in cash found in his possession.
CNB officers also arrested the Singaporean after he parked his car in another location nearby. Two bundles of heroin, valued at around S$64,000, were recovered from his car.
Investigations into the drug activities of both suspects are ongoing.
Both men could face the dealth penalty if the amount of diamorphine (pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. That amount of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.