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Drugs worth more than $190,000 seized at Boon Lay

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested two men and seized drugs worth more than $190,000 during an operation on Friday.

Officers observed a 54-year-old Singaporean man, a suspected drug trafficker, at Jalan Boon Lay.

CNB believed the man was dealing in sizeable amounts of drugs​ and was expecting a fresh consignment that day.

The man alighted from a taxi and entered a factory building at about 4.10pm.

A suspected drug courier, a 28-year-old Malaysian, had been spotted entering the same building earlier.

The Singaporean man left the building shortly after.

Arrested

CNB officers arrested both suspects and raided the Singaporean man's hideout.

They found five packets of heroin in a sling bag that the 54-year-old man had with him, and 37 small packets of heroin and a small amount of Ice at his hideout.

Officers also seized one packet of heroin, one block of cannabis and a bundle of Erimin-5 tablets from the Malaysian man's car.

In total, about 2.1kg of heroin, 990g of cannabis, 970 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of Ice was seized.

The quantity of heroin would have been able to sustain the addiction of about 230 abusers for a month.

Investigations against both men are ongoing.

If found guilty under the Misuse of Drugs Act, both may face the death penalty.

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