Heroin worth over $194,000 seized, 2 arrested

Heroin worth over $194,000 seized, 2 arrested

SINGAPORE - More than 1.8kg of heroin worth an estimated street value of more than $194,000 was seized during an operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) yesterday.

The drug distributor, a 42-year-old male Singaporean, and one of his clients, a 50-year-old male Singaporean, were arrested in the operation.

The two had met up at a coffeeshop in Sin Ming at 9.20am yesterday morning. Both of them left shortly after and returned to their respective units in a housing block in the area.

At about 10.35am, CNB officers arrested the drug distributor as he was leaving his unit. CNB officers seized about 1,790g of herion and various drug paraphernalia from the unit.

The heroin was enough to sustain 883 abusers for one week, wrote CNB in a statement.

Another party of CNB officers raided a separate unit in the same housing block and seized about 64g of heroin.

Both suspects are investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.

klim@sph.com.sg

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