Over $155k worth of drugs seized, 3 arrested in CNB operation

Over $155k worth of drugs seized, 3 arrested in CNB operation

SINGAPORE - About $155,000 worth of drugs were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in an operation on Thursday, which also saw three persons arrested.

At around noon yesterday, CNB launched an operation targeting a known drug trafficker. Two suspects, a 31-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, were arrested when CNB officers raided a unit in a condominium in the east.

Both are Vietnamese and are suspected drug abusers believed to be involved with the drug trafficker.

A small assorted amount of drugs including 'Ecstasy', 'Ice', and 'Erimin 5' as well as drug paraphernalia were recovered when officers conducted a search in the unit.

The drug trafficker, a 39-year-old male Singaporean, was arrested in the same condominium at about 7.30pm that same day.

His hideout, a different unit, was also searched, yielding a significant assortment of drugs, cash and drug-related paraphernalia.

In total, about 737g of 'Ice', 65g of cannabis, 120g of ketamine, 617 'Erimin 5' tablets, more than 600 'Ecstasy' tablets and cash of nearly S$60,000 were seized. The amount of 'Ice' seized would be enough to sustain about 422 addicts for a week.

Investigations against the three are ongoing.

ellenja@sph.com.sg

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