Singapore

CNB seize 3.6kg of heroin stashed in cabbages

They tried to be inventive, but it didn't pay off. 

Three Malaysian men who are suspected of bringing in 3.6kg of heroin hidden in cabbages were arrested by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday (Aug 13). 

CNB officers also arrested a 46-year-old Singaporean man who is suspected of being a drug trafficker. 

The Singaporean was seen in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 in the early hours of Thursday morning, believed to be waiting for the drugs. 

At about 5.45am, a white Malaysia-registered lorry arrived. 

The Singaporean man approached the lorry and was seen handing over a plastic bag.

He then received four plastic bags. 

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CNB officers followed the man to a coffeeshop nearby and arrested him soon after. 

The four plastic bags were found to contain eight cabbages, which contained eight hidden bundles of heroin. 

At about 6.45am, the white lorry was stopped at Woodlands Checkpoint and three Malaysians, aged 32, 28 and 25, were arrested. 

Officers found a plastic bag placed behind the driver's seat which contained $18,500. 

Investigations are ongoing.

If convicted, the four men may face the death penalty.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, traffickers may face the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.

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