Ringleader nabbed in drug bust

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers have arrested a suspected drug syndicate leader and seized about 2,625g of cannabis and 232g of heroin with a street value of more than $100,000.

At around 11.30am on Tuesday, the officers spotted the syndicate leader meeting a suspected drug trafficker at Woodlands Avenue 1. When they parted ways, officers moved in and arrested them, said the CNB yesterday. About 415g of cannabis was recovered from the suspected drug trafficker, 49.

After he was arrested, the syndicate leader, 51, was taken to Woodlands Avenue 1, where he was believed to have hidden more drugs. About 2,210g of cannabis and 232g of heroin were found in various hideouts.


A search of the suspected trafficker's home uncovered a small amount of Ice and various improvised drug-smoking apparatus. A suspected drug abuser was also arrested at the unit, and another was nabbed as he approached the unit.

Anyone convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis faces the death penalty.

Separately, police officers arrested four teenagers at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 after one of them was found in possession of a small packet of Ice on Sunday. The teens are aged between 14 and 17. All are Singaporeans and one is a girl.

CNB conducted follow-up investigations on the same day and arrested two suspected drug traffickers, aged 24 and 32, at Hougang Avenue 2. They were believed to have sold drugs to one of the youth arrested earlier.

Investigations are ongoing.

This article was first published on August 28, 2014.
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