CNB seizes $506,000 worth of drugs in Geylang, Jalan Kayu
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized about 6.5kg of heroin during an operation earlier this week, the largest single haul of that drug so far for this year.
The heroin seized could have fed the addiction of about 3,125 drug abusers for a week, said CNB director Ng Ser Song in a press release on Wednesday.
The operation was carried out on Tuesday night at a commercial building in Geylang.
A local drug syndicate, which was bringing in drugs from a neighbouring country and distributing it here, was believed to be using one of the units as their hideout.
May face death penalty
At about 8.50pm, CNB officers arrested two Singaporean men aged 44 and 46 in their car, which was parked in the building’s compound.
Officers found about 535g of heroin in the car and a small amount of Ice on the older man.
CNB officers raided the unit and seized about 5.5kg of heroin, 1.3kg of cannabis, and other drugs including Ice, ecstasy, Erimin-5 tablets as well as more than $12,000.
Officers also found about 460g of heroin at the 44-year-old man's house in Jalan Kayu.
The drugs seized have a total street value of about $506,000.
Investigations are ongoing. If convicted, the two men may face the death penalty.