CNB Busts Estimated $200,000 Worth of Drugs

SINGAPORE: More than S$200,000 worth of drugs – 1.9kg of heroin, 1kg of cannabis and 198g of Ice – were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in two separate operations on Wednesday (Nov 5).

CNB said on Thursday that officers deployed in Clementi spotted a 28-year-old suspect arriving at a housing block in a Malaysia-registered motorcycle on Wednesday morning. The Malaysian, according to CNB officers, was seen taking a plastic bag from his vehicle before proceeding to a unit in the housing block.

CNB said he was arrested after he was seen coming down the block without the bag. When officers went up to the unit the suspect visited, a female suspect was also arrested for attempting to flush the drugs down the toilet. The 42-year-old Singaporean had drugs comprising about 1.28kg of heroin, 1,034g of cannabis, 95g of Ice and one Erimin-5 tablet in her apartment, the agency said.

CNB added that another two male Malaysians – both aged 40 – were arrested when they tried to leave Singapore in a Malaysia-registered lorry on Wednesday afternoon. They were suspected to be involved in the same drug trafficking syndicate, CNB said.

In a separate operation, CNB officers alongside Singapore Police Force (SPF) officers arrested another suspected drug trafficker at a HDB void deck in Tampines Street 81. CNB said the 42-year-old Singaporean was then escorted back to his suspected hideout where about 270g of heroin and 51g of Ice were recovered.

In a subsequent search, CNB said another 416g of heroin and 52g of Ice were also recovered from his apartment. Drug paraphernalia such as numerous improvised drug-smoking apparatus and digital weighing scales were recovered too, the agency added.

Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.



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