2.1kg of heroin seized, 6 arrested in CNB operation

2.1kg of heroin seized, 6 arrested in CNB operation
The haul of heroin seized in the CNB’s operation on 1 August. (PHOTO: Central Narcotics Bureau)

A Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation on Tuesday (1 August) has led to the arrest of six suspected drug offenders and the seizure of about 2.1 kilograms of heroin.

Some methamphetamine – also known as “Ice” – and Erimin-5 were also recovered, with the seizure valued at about $150,000, said a CNB statement on Wednesday.

Suspects tail, hideouts raided

CNB officers had been observing a suspected drug trafficker – a 42-year-old male Singaporean – on Tuesday afternoon when the suspect met another man, a 35-year-old male Singaporean.

The officers trailed the pair to somewhere in the Changi area, where the latter met two Malaysian men – aged 23 and 27 – at a coffeeshop. The 35-year-old man was arrested after being seen leaving the coffeeshop with a bag, in which officers found 1.36kg of heroin.

Another group of CNB officers arrested the two Malaysians, from whom $2,400 was recovered. Officers then raided the 35-year-old man’s hideout along Changi Road and also arrested the 42-year-old man who was inside. About 280g of heroin and 16g of “Ice” were found inside the unit.

A 61-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug abuser who was in the unit was also arrested. Officers who searched the car that was driven by the 42-year-old man turned up 405g of heroin.

CNB officers later raided the 42-year-old’s hideout in Woodlands Crescent, where about 30g of heroin, three Erimin-5 tablets and some drug paraphernalia were found. A 42-year-old female Singaporean suspected drug abuser was also arrested at the unit.

Investigations into the suspects are ongoing. Those convicted of trafficking in more than 15g of pure heroin face the death penalty under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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