Drugs worth more than $236k seized in island-wide raid

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SINGAPORE – In an island-wide operation that ran over six days from Feb 27 to Mar 4, more than $236,000 worth of drugs were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

A total of 103 suspected drug offenders were also arrested during this operation.

One of the bigger cases included the arrest of six suspected offenders and the seizure of 1.5kg of heroin, 430g of ‘Ice’ and 338 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets among other drugs. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $210,000, according to a statement by the CNB. 

A suspected drug courier was also arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint on Mar 2. The 43-year-old Malaysian man was found to be in possession of 1.3kg of heroin, 77g of ‘Ice’ and 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets.

The suspected intended recipients of these drugs –  three Singaporean men aged 33, 57 and 60 – were also arrested. CNB also found the younger men to be in possession of more drugs.

It added that investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing.

prabukm@sph.com.sg

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Friday, March 4, 2016 – 18:55
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