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Updated: 05/10/2014 12:36 | By Channel NewsAsia

7 arrested, S$170,000 of drugs seized in operation

7 arrested, S$170,000 of drugs seized in operation


7 arrested, S$170,000 of drugs seized in operation

SINGAPORE: Authorities have seized 2.2 kg of drugs worth about S$170,000 and arrested seven people.

A 33-year-old Malaysian man driving a Malaysia-registered car was stopped at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday morning.

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers found bundles wrapped with black masking tape hidden in the car's front fenders.

The seized bundles contained heroin and cannabis. The drugs have a potential street value of more than S$127,000.

The Central Narcotics Bureau then launched a follow-up operation to catch other drug offenders suspected to be involved in the same case.

CNB officers arrested a 57-year-old Singaporean man and two women, a 41-year-old Singaporean and a 28-year-old Indonesian, at a flat in Bedok.

The officers seized an assortment of drugs, including about 136g of heroin, small amounts of Ice, Ecstasy and Erimin-5 tablets, along with drug-related paraphernalia from the unit.

Another three Singaporean men aged between 27 and 38 were arrested in Tampines an hour later.

The officers recovered about 700g of cannabis, 371 Erimin-5 tablets and small amounts of Ice and heroin from the Tampines flat.

Authorities said the total heroin seized could sustain about 615 addicts for a week.  - CNA/xq

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