3 S'porean couples nabbed, drugs worth more than $179,000 seized
Three Singaporean couples were arrested on Saturday, in a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation that resulted in drugs worth more than $179,000 being seized.
The first couple, a 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were stopped at a road block along Bedok North Road in the wee hours of Saturday morning (Oct 17).
Police recovered about 350g of heroin, 10g of 'Ice', 81 tablets of Erimin-5 from the car, along with drug-taking utensils, syringes and a digital weighing scale.
The couple were arrested, then referred to CNB.
Investigations led to a follow-up operation in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, where two more couples were arrested.
The first couple, a 39-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, were arrested at a HDB block, and CNB officers seized about 450g of heroin, 4g of 'Ice', 8g of cannabis, a bottle of methadone, a digital weighing scale and $15,275 in cash.
The second couple, a 29-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, were arrested after CNB officers spotted the car they were in entering a car park in the vicinity.
Officers seized about 900g of heroin, 200g of 'Ice', 250g of ketamine, 100 Erimin-5 tablets, a digital weighing scale, empty plastic sachets and $6,700 in cash.
Investigations are ongoing.
The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.