$252,000 drugs seized in one day

 $252,000 drugs seized in one day

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested four suspects and $252,000 worth of drugs in two operations against drug syndicates.

In total, 2.12kg of heroin, 216g of 'Ice' and 480 Erimin-5 tablets were seized.

In one operation on May 16, CNB officers arrested a 49-year-old woman after she met up with a suspected drug trafficker at Ang Mo Kio Ave 4. The alleged runner had $8,200 worth of cash on her.

A raid was carried out at the Ang Mo Kio unit and a 42-year-old male Singaporean was arrested. Officers found two bundles of heroin inside the rubbish collection point at the ground floor. The bundles had heroin weighing about 950g, with a street value of nearly $100,000.

On the same day, CNB officers arrested two males who had just alighted from a car at Geylang Lorong 33. A bundle of heroin weighing about 922g was found in the centre console box of the vehicle. Further raids at the suspected drug offenders' hideout at a condominium in the same vicinity yielded drugs worth $152,700. Officers seized 253.6g of heroin, 216.3g of 'Ice', 480 Erimin-5 tablets and $4,500 cash.

The Singaporean men, aged 56 and 57, are believed to have intended on distributing the drugs in Singapore.

CNB said in a statement that the total amount of heroin seized from these two operations alone could sustain more than one thousand drug abusers for an entire week.

Investigations are on-going.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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