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Updated: 02/02/2013 07:55 | By Channel NewsAsia

CNB seizes drugs worth over $132,000; first large drug haul of 2013

CNB seizes drugs worth over $132,000; first large drug haul of 2013


CNB seizes drugs worth over $132,000; first large drug haul of 2013

SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) saw its first large seizure of a cocktail of drugs in 2013, netting about 1kg of heroin, 68g of ’Ice’, 188g of ketamine, 450 Erimin—5 tablets and 98 ’Ecstasy’ tablets in an operation mounted on Friday.

The estimated worth of the haul is more than S$132,000.

CNB officers spotted a suspected drug trafficker meeting up with a suspected drug courier at Chai Chee Road.

They arrested the 54—year—old suspected drug trafficker as he was approaching a block of flats believed be his hideout.

The officers recovered a black bundle containing about 230g of heroin, a weighing scale and several empty plastics sachets from a paper bag he was carrying.

The man was escorted to his suspected hideout where a 61—year—old female suspected drug abuser was arrested.

The suspected drug courier, a Malaysian male aged 33 years, was observed to have met up with two men at Lorong 11 Geylang.

He was arrested and officers recovered a bundle of cash amounting to S$7,000 from a sling bag he was carrying, and another bundle of cash amounting to S$2,800 found on him.

Officers also recovered two bundles containing about 259g of heroin and a small amount of ’Ice’ under the seat of his motorcycle.

Two suspected drug traffickers, a 56—year—old and a 53—year—old were also arrested.

Officers searched their car and recovered about 540g of heroin and a small amount of ’Ice’.

They were brought back to the home of the suspected drug trafficker where officers recovered about 54g of ’Ice’, 188g of ketamine, 98 ’Ecstasy’ tablets, 450 Erimin—5 tablets and a small amount of heroin.

Investigations are currently ongoing.

— CNA/de

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