1.6 kg of heroin and other drugs worth $118,000 seized

1.6 kg of heroin and other drugs worth $118,000 seized

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized 1.6 kg of heroin and other drugs and arrested 7 suspected drug offenders, including two suspected drug traffickers, from Nov 10-11, 2014.

The haul of drugs seized from this 2-day operation is estimated to be worth more than $118,000, said CNB in a statement to the media on Wednesday. 

Trafficker at Lower Delta arrested

On Monday (Nov 10) evening, CNB officers raided the hideout of a suspected drug trafficker at a HDB flat in Lower Delta Road.

A 41-year-old female Singaporean, who was at the unit but was not the suspected drug trafficker, was arrested. Various items including an improvised drug-smoking apparatus, numerous empty plastic packets and a digital weighing scale were seized.

A few hours later, CNB officers finally apprehended the suspected drug trafficker, together with a 34-year-old female Singaporean, and a 29-year-old male suspect when they were returning to the unit in the early hours of Tuesday (Nov 11).  

From a sling bag that the woman was carrying, officers recovered a total of about 630g of heroin and 42g of 'Ice', all packed in numerous small packets. 23 Erimin-5 tablets, cash of more than $4,200 and a digital weighing scale were also recovered from within the bag.

Following up from this arrest, CNB officers also arrested two suspected clients, aged 37 and 49, of the drug trafficking suspect in the vicinity of Lower Delta Road and Woodlands Drive. Small amounts of heroin were recovered from there.

Drug hideout of drug supplier at Sim Drive raided

Following the arrest at Lower Delta Road, CNB officers raided a unit suspected to be the drug supplier's hideout in the vicinity of Sims Drive.

A search of the hideout recovered a total of about 970g of heroin, said CNB.

The 34-year-old male suspected drug supplier and a 21-year-old female suspected abuser were both arrested.

Investigations on all suspects are ongoing.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, drug trafficking suspects could receive the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 

maryanns@sph.com.sg

 

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