Suspected drug trafficker arrested

Suspected drug trafficker arrested

A suspected drug trafficker was arrested at Jalan Besar on Thursday, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said last Friday.

It seized about 38g of heroin and $1,759 in cash from the 54-year-old.

A search of his home yielded another 68g of heroin, a small amount of Ice and Erimin-5 tablets, and various drug-smoking paraphernalia.

CNB officers had spotted him riding a bicycle in the area at about 9.40pm, and later arrested him at the Berseh Food Centre.

The CNB said the drugs had a total street value of more than $11,000, and could have sustained 50 drug abusers for one week.

The suspect is being investigated for repeat drug trafficking.

If convicted, he could face a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Stiffer penalties for repeat drug traffickers were introduced in May last year as part of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Prior to that, there were provisions for harsher punishment for repeat drug consumption, but not for repeat traffickers.

The CNB said it will continue its enforcement efforts against all illicit drug activities.

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