- POSTED: 26 Jun 2014 18:40
- UPDATED: 26 Jun 2014 18:41
The Central Narcotics Bureau says it has smashed a drug syndicate believed to be distributing heroin in Singapore.
SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has smashed a drug syndicate believed to be distributing heroin in Singapore. Five men, including a suspected drug syndicate leader have been arrested, the agency announced on Thursday (June 26).
Officers seized 2.1 kg of heroin, estimated to be worth S$220,000. CNB says it is enough to sustain some 1,000 addicts for a week.
Several teams of officers fanned out in Jurong West for a pre-dawn sting on Wednesday.
They tailed a 47-year-old suspected ringleader and a 66-year-old suspected trafficker, as well as a 34-year-old Malaysian man.
955g of heroin was found in the Malaysian man's vehicle, along with S$10,000 cash.
CNB later arrested a 44-year-old Singaporean man the Malaysian had met. 480g of heroin and 90g of synthetic cannabis were seized from him.
A 32-year-old, believed to be on his way to meet the Malaysian man, was also caught. S$7,200 was recovered from him.
If convicted of drug trafficking, all five suspects may face the death penalty.