Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CNB seizes S$290,000 worth of heroin

SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested four suspected drug traffickers, one suspected drug abuser and seized almost 2 kilogrammes of heroin estimated to be worth about S$290,000.

On Monday, CNB conducted an operation against a drug trafficking syndicate. A total of approximately 1 kilogramme of heroin, 5 grammes of 'Ice' and S$2,550 in cash were seized in the operation.

Four suspects ? three males and one female - were arrested in the operation. They are Singaporeans and aged between 27 and 50 years old.

The three men are being investigated for drug trafficking offences. The female has been sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.

On Tuesday, at about 4.30pm, the CNB and ICA conducted a joint operation at Woodlands Checkpoint and stopped a 23-year-old male Malaysian riding a Malaysia registered motorcycle for checks.

The officers found two bundles wrapped in black masking tape in the motorcycle's front fender. The bundles were later found to contain about 920 grammes of heroin.

The man is being investigated for drug importation. If convicted, he may face the death penalty.

- CNA/cc

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Source From Channel News Asia

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