Nearly S$200,000 worth of drugs seized, 5 suspects arrested
Heroin and cash recovered by SPF officers from a 49-year-old Singaporean male on Aug 16. (Photo: CNB, SPF)
SINGAPORE: Nearly S$200,000 worth of drugs were seized and five suspected drug offenders arrested over two days this week, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a joint news release on Friday (Aug 17).
Calling it a "large" seizure, the authorities said that the amount of drugs - 2.8kg of heroin, 257g of cannabis and 38g of Ice – is enough to feed the addiction of about 1,400 drug abusers for a week.
On Wednesday, a 52-year-old Singaporean man and a 24-year-old Malaysian woman were arrested at around Jurong Gateway Road. CNB officers had spotted them meeting at a taxi stand and parting ways after a short while. CNB officers recovered 470g of heroin in a sling bag on the male suspect, and S$2,800 in cash on the female suspect.Later that same day, CNB officers arrested a 62-year-old Singaporean man at around Ang Mo Kio Street 64. He is suspected of drug trafficking and is believed to be known to the man who was arrested earlier. A search of the vehicle driven by the 62-year-old suspect turned up 132g of heroin and a small amount of Ice. A small packet of heroin was also recovered from the ground beside the vehicle.
Officers also found another 90g of heroin and 7g of Ice at his house.The authorities added that a 57-year-old Singaporean man suspected of drug abuse was also arrested.
Some of the heroin recovered from inside a vehicle driven by a 62-year-old Singaporean male suspect who was arrested in a CNB operation on Aug 15. (Photo: SPF, CNB)
On Thursday, SPF officers on patrol along Geylang Lorong 20 slightly after midnight conducted checks on a man and found a straw of suspected controlled drugs on him.The 49-year-old Singaporean suspect tried to flee, but was subsequently arrested.A search of his bag uncovered 2.1kg of heroin, 257g of cannabis and 30g of Ice. More than S$3,000 in cash was also found.Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
Source : https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/drugs-seized-5-suspects-arrested-cnb-spf-10626694