SINGAPORE: Four suspected drug offenders have been arrested in two separate operations, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Friday (Oct 30).
Drugs worth more than S$118,000 were also seized, including 1.2kg of heroin, 445g of cannabis, 69g of “Ice” and 183 “Ecstasy” tablets.
According to CNB, its officers raided a suspected drug store in a private apartment at Orange Grove Road on Thursday morning. The suspected drug trafficker had just replenished his stock of drugs, CNB added.
After entering the unit, officers noticed that the master bedroom window of the unit was broken and saw two male suspects at the ground floor. They subsequently entered a vacant unit on the ground floor and arrested the suspects aged between 30 and 32.
CNB officers conducted a search of the second floor unit and recovered drugs from the master bedroom. Officers also found drugs in a pouch found on the ledge outside the unit. About 704g of heroin, 445g of cannabis, 59g of “Ice” and 183 “Ecstasy” tablets were recovered in total.
CNB also said knives, parangs and a replica gun as well as cash amounting to S$6,024 were found in the unit.
Weapons, including a replica gun, were recovered in a CNB operation at Orange Grove on Friday.
Separately, in another operation that took place on the same day, CNB said officers were deployed to Boon Lay Drive to nab a suspected drug supplier who was delivering a consignment of drugs to his client.
The suspected supplier, a 38-year-old man, had entered a carpark to meet up with the suspected trafficker at the second floor of the block. The suspected trafficker is a 41-year-old woman.
They parted ways shortly after and CNB officers arrested the suspected supplier before he got back into his car. A search of the car found 228g of heroin in a bag at the front passenger seat. Another 40g of heroin was found concealed in a compartment behind the rear seat.
Simultaneously, another party of CNB officers raided the unit of the suspected trafficker. About 91g of heroin, a small amount of “Ice” and a digital weighing scale were discovered.
CNB said the suspected drug supplier was brought back to his hideout in Jalan Bukit Merah and a search of the hideout recovered about 157g of heroin that was wrapped in newspaper and hidden inside a soft toy.
Investigations into the drug activities of the four suspects are ongoing. If convicted, the four may face the death penalty. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.