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113 suspected drug offenders arrested during two operations this week

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 113 suspected drug offenders and seized drugs worth more than $163,000 during two separate operations this week.

The first operation, which started on Sunday (Oct 26), was a five-day island-wide blitz covering Boon Lay, Bukit BatokGeylangJoo ChiatJurong, Marine Parade, MarsilingOutramPunggolSerangoon and Woodlands.

Officers nabbed 103 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers.

One of drug traffickers was a 46-year-old man who was caught near Kaki Bukit Road 1 on Wednesday with about 590g of heroin, 12g of Ice and 22 Erimin-5 tablets as well as more than $3,300 in cash.

Second anti-drug operation

In the second operation, which was carried out on Thursday, CNB officers recovered about 450g of heroin, 210g of Ice and 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets from a 49-year-old Singaporean man who was in a car near Teban Gardens in Jurong.

His travelling companion, a 50-year-old Singaporean man, was found with $1,760 in cash on him.

Officers raided the 49-year-old man's hideout at Changi Road and found about 180g of Ice, 22 Ecstasy tablets, 43 Erimin-5 tablets and drug paraphernalia.

Two female foreigners aged 30 and 43 were also arrested at the unit.

Investigations against all suspects are ongoing.

Enforcement pressure

A total of about 1.2kg of heroin, 440g of Ice, 58 Ecstasy tablets and 1,189 Erimin-5 tablets were seized during both operations. They are estimated to be worth more than $163,000.

CNB director Ng Ser Song said in a press release on Friday: "The 1.2 kg of heroin seized in the two operations could have fed the addiction of almost 589 drug abusers for a week.

"CNB will continue to maintain the enforcement pressure on the ground."

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