7 arrested; more than $124,000 worth of drugs seized in anti-drug operations

7 arrested; more than $124,000 worth of drugs seized in anti-drug operations

SINGAPORE - Seven drug offenders were arrested and more than $124,000 worth of drugs seized in two separate operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) yesterday, with assistance from the police.

A total of about 1.1kg of heroin, 33g of Ice and 189 Erimin-5 tablets were seized by CNB officers.

CNB officers arrested one of the suspects, a 54-year-old Singaporean male believed to be a drug trafficker, at his HDB flat in Simei yesterday. Drugs including about 976g of heroin, 189 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of Ice, as well as cash amounting about $5,600 were seized from the unit.

A 32-year-old Malaysian male, who was spotted meeting up with the 54-year-old suspect, was also arrested. A search was conducted and CNB officers seized $4,900 from him.

Three other drug offenders were also arrested in the operation.

Separately, officers arrested a 41-year-old Singaporean male driver and his 39-year-old Singaporean female passenger yesterday at a police roadblock in the Jalan Bahar vicinity. About 146g of heroin and 24g of Ice were seized from within the car. The duo was referred to CNB officers for investigation.

Investigations are ongoing.

ngkaren@sph.com.sg

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