Two arrested, over $190,000 worth of drugs seized in CNB operation

SINGAPORE - More than $190,000 worth of drugs was seized and two men were arrested in a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation on Dec 5, aimed at apprehending a suspected local drug trafficker believed to be dealing in sizable amounts of drugs.

According to a CNB press release, CNB officers were deployed to the vicinity of Jalan Boon Lay in the afternoon of Dec 5 to observe a suspected local drug trafficker, a male Singaporean, 54, who was believed to be expecting a fresh consignment of drugs.

At around 4.10pm, the 54-year-old alighted from a taxi and entered the compound of a factory building. The suspected drug courier, a 28-year-old Malaysian, had also been spotted in the same building earlier.

CNB officers moved to arrest the two suspects as the 54-year-old was seen leaving the compound.

From within the 54-year-old's sling bag, CNB officers found five packets of heroin, while the car of the Malaysian had one packet of heroin, a block of cannabis and a bundle of Erimin-5 tablets.

CNB officers then brought the 54-year-old male to his hideout, where a search of the unit uncovered 37 small packets of heroin and a small amount of 'Ice'.

In total, about 2.1kg of heroin, 990g of cannabis, 970 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of 'Ice' was seized during the operation.

Investigations into the drug activities of both men are ongoing. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of trafficking more than 15g of diamorphine (or pure heroin) or more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.