CNB seizes $115,000 worth of drugs; nine suspects arrested

CNB seizes $115,000 worth of drugs; nine suspects arrested

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) yesterday seized a total of about 1.07kg of heroin, 18g of 'Ice' and more than S$28,800 cash in an operation to stem drug supply in Singapore. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$115,000 and enough to sustain about 512 abusers for one week.

CNB officers spotted the 51-year-old male Singaporean suspect boarding a black car in the vicinity of Handy Road at about 1pm on March 19. Two other Singaporean men were in the car, a 38-year-old driver and a 43-year-old passenger. The car stopped along Grange Road and the 51-year-old male alighted at about 1.05pm. CNB officers kept observation on the car after it drove off.

Shortly thereafter, officers moved in to arrest the 51-year-old. A total of about 1,047g of heroin, 18g of 'Ice', S$13,430 in cash and a digital weighing scale were recovered from a sling bag he was carrying. He was also found carrying cash of more than S$2,300.

The other two suspects in the car were arrested as it came to a halt at the junction of Tanjong Katong Road and Mountbatten Road at about 1.30pm. Cash amounting to S$13,050 was recovered from within the car. In addition, about 27g of heroin, a digital weighing scale and other drug paraphernalia were recovered from the residence of the 38-year-old driver.

Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of all the three suspects are ongoing.

A follow-up operation conducted by the CNB officers also saw the arrest of six suspected drug abusers - two females and four males, all Singaporeans. Investigations are ongoing.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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