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Drug supplier nabbed, 30kg of heroin seized

A suspected drugs supplier and 14 of his associates were arrested in Malaysia last Friday in a joint operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and its Malaysian counterpart, the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID).

About 27kg of heroin and cash amounting to about RM$290,000 (S$92,300) were also seized.

The main suspect is believed to be involved in the supply of "sizeable quantities" of heroin to Singapore, the CNB said yesterday.

"The successful operation to arrest the 30-year-old Malaysian male was a result of the close co-operation between NCID and the CNB, to share intelligence and to collaborate and coordinate operations to smash trans-border drug syndicates," it added.

Three Singaporean drug traffickers - thought to have received drugs from the Malaysian man - were arrested and about 3kg of heroin and 450g of cannabis were seized. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than $225,000.

CNB director Ng Ser Song said he was grateful to NCID for helping to nab "a very elusive drug supplier who was involved in the supplying of sizeable amount of drugs to Singapore".

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, traffickers face the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g, the equivalent of 1,250 straws, enough to feed about 180 abusers for a week. - The Straits Times

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