CNB seizes 4kg of heroin - the largest haul of the drug so far this year

CNB seizes 4kg of heroin - the largest haul of the drug so far this year

SINGAPORE - Two men - a 23-year-old Malaysian and a 36-year-old Singaporean - were arrested by officers who mounted an operation in Woodlands.

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Here is the full statement from the Central Narcotics Bureau:

In the latest operation to disrupt the flow of drugs onto the streets of Singapore, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) made the largest haul of heroin yet in 2013, seizing about 4kg of the drug, estimated to be worth more than S$428,000.

On October 24, 2013, CNB mounted an operation at Woodlands to arrest two suspected drug traffickers who were believed to be dealing in sizeable amounts of heroin.

At around 7.05am, the two male suspects, a 23-year-old Malaysian national and a 36-year-old Singaporean, were observed meeting up at a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 50. CNB officers moved in to place both suspects under arrest whilst both were in the midst of their meeting.

From the rear storage box of the motorcycle belonging to the male Singaporean, officers recovered about 2.7kg of heroin, wrapped in six different bundles. From a black bag that the male Malaysian was carrying, officers recovered about 1.3kg of heroin wrapped in three different bundles. Both men are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.

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