103 drug suspects nabbed in four-day Central Narcotics Bureau operation

A suspect arrested during one of the operations. -- PHOTO: CNB 
A suspect arrested during one of the operations. -- PHOTO: CNB 

SINGAPORE - A total of 103 suspected drug offenders were arrested in a four-day operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), CNB said Friday afternoon.

The island-wide operation covered areas including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok and Woodlands and was conducted from June 1 to the morning of June 5. Drugs seized included 88g of heroin, 9g of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as "ice", and a small amount of cannabis and opium powder.

In one of the operations on June 3, CNB officers arrested a 62-year-old Singaporean male suspected of being a drug trafficker in Bedok North. Officers found 37g of heroin and 4g of "ice" on him.

Additionally, officers recovered a small amount of heroin and numerous drug paraphernalia, including an improvised drug-smoking apparatus, from the man's residence. He will be investigated for drug trafficking.

Investigations are ongoing.

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