CNB arrests 105 people, seizes drugs worth more than $62,000
The Central Narcotics Bureau arrested 105 drug offenders and seized drugs estimated to be worth more than $62,000 during two operations this week.
In the first operation, which was conducted from Tuesday to Friday, officers nabbed 93 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers, stated a CNB press release.
The island-wide operation was targeted at street level illicit drug activities.
It was conducted in areas like Bedok, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.
In a separate operation conducted on Thursday, a 20-year-old Malaysian woman was found to have about 460g of heroin and 50g of Ice with her at Woodlands Checkpoint. She was arrested.
Officers also arrested the intended recipients of the drugs - a 24-year-old Malaysian man and four Singaporeans between the ages of 31 and 38.
CNB officers recovered about 80g of heroin, 20g of Ice, 340 Erimin-5 tablets, 64 Ecstasy tablets and drug apparatus in the car of the 31-year-old Singaporean man.
The 540g of heroin seized in this operation could have fed the addiction of about 250 abusers for a week.
In total, about 560g of heroin, 118g of Ice, 71 Ecstasy tablets, 426 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis were seized during the two operations.
The drugs are estimated to be worth more than $62,000.
Investigations against all suspects are ongoing.