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Two men nabbed for suspected heroin trafficking

Published on Jun 20, 2014 2:42 PM
Heroin seized in a CNB operation conducted on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Two men, including a suspected Singaporean drug distributor, were nabbed in the bust. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - Two men were nabbed and 1.8 kg of heroin was seized in a drug bust on Thursday.

The operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau targeted a suspected Singaporean drug distributor, a 42-year-old man operating in the vicinity of Sin Ming.

The distributor and one of his alleged clients - also a male Singaporean - were arrested, and are being investigated for drug trafficking.

The drug seized had an estimated street value of more than S$194,000. If convicted, the two men may face the death penalty.