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Updated: 02/28/2014 21:03 | By Channel NewsAsia

CNB nabs 110 suspects, seizes S$82,000 of drugs

CNB nabs 110 suspects, seizes S$82,000 of drugs


CNB nabs 110 suspects, seizes S$82,000 of drugs

SINGAPORE: 110 suspected drug offenders were arrested and drugs estimated to be worth over S$82,000 were seized at the end of a four-day island-wide operation - from Monday to Friday - by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

The large assortment of drugs seized includes 1.75kg of cannabis, 168g of heroin, 43g of “Ice” and some ketamine.

A CNB spokesman said officers from the Singapore Police Force also lent their strong support in this latest island-wide operation.

The four-day operation was conducted all across the island, including Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Ghim Moh, Henderson, Jurong, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Whampoa and Woodlands.

In one of the operations in the island-wide strike held on Friday, a party of CNB officers kept watch on a suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, who was believed to be awaiting a consignment of drugs.

At about 12.50pm, the 36-year-old Singaporean man was spotted boarding a taxi, and officers continued observing the suspect.

The suspect was observed to have alighted from the taxi in Yishun and walked towards a nearby HDB block.

CNB officers saw the man meeting up with another suspect, a 49-year-old Malaysian man.

The Malaysian was spotted handing over a bag to the Singaporean man.

Both parted ways a short while later and officers moved in swiftly and placed both men under arrest.

A black bundle containing about 1kg of cannabis was found in the bag the Singaporean man was carrying.

A follow-up raid on the hideout of the 36-year-old yielded the further recovery of approximately 750g of cannabis.

Two persons, a 27-year-old Malaysian woman and a 26-year-old Singaporean man, were arrested in the unit.

Investigations are currently ongoing.  - CNA/xq

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