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CNB arrests suspected drug syndicate chief and seizes 3kg of heroin in sting

Published on Jul 25, 2014 5:31 PM

SINGAPORE - Anti-drug officers seized 3kg of heroin and 215g of Ice with a total street value of more than $353,000 in a sting operation on Thursday.

Six suspects were also arrested during the operation.

They included a 41-year-old Singaporean man who is purportedly the chief of a drug syndicate "actively" distributing heroin obtained from a neighbouring country, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement on Friday.

On Thursday afternoon, CNB officers nabbed two Malaysian men aged 21 and 33 in a taxi in Woodlands, recovering 2,330g of heroin from under the front passenger seat. Some $15,000 in cash was also seized from one of the men.

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