Police seize drugs worth $200,000 in Clementi, Tampines
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized a total of about $200,000 worth of drugs during two separate operations on Wednesday.
Five people were arrested and about 1.9kg of heroin, 1kg of cannabis and 198g of Ice were seized, stated a CNB press release on Thursday.
During the first operation, officers saw a 28-year-old Malaysian man arrive at a block of flats in Clementi on a Malaysia-registered motorcycle.
The man visited a unit on the 17th storey with a plastic bag, and left shortly after without it.
CNB officers arrested the man and raided the unit.
Cannabis, heroin and ‘Ice’ seized from a CNB operation in Clementi.
There, they found a 42-year-old Singaporean woman flushing drugs down the toilet. She was arrested.
Officers found about 1,280g of heroin, 1,034g of cannabis, 95g of Ice and one Erimin-5 tablet in the flat.
Two 40-year-old Malaysian men were arrested later that day while attempting to leave Singapore in a Malaysia-registered lorry.
The four suspects are believed to be part of the same drug trafficking syndicate.
Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized from CNB operation at Tampines. Photos: CNB
In a separate operation, the authorities arrested a suspected drug trafficker operating near Tampines Street 81.
Officers spotted the 42-year-old Singaporean man at about 12.05pm under a void deck in the area and arrested him.
About 270g of heroin and 51g of Ice were found in small plastic packets in his possession.
Officers raided the man's hideout at the same block of flats and found about 416g of heroin and 52g of Ice in small plastic packets and drug paraphernalia in the unit.
Investigations against all five suspects are ongoing.
If found guilty under the Misuse of Drugs Act, they may face the death penalty.