87 drug suspects nabbed in islandwide sting

Heroin seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau during the six-day, island-wide operation.
Heroin seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau during the six-day, island-wide operation.PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - Eighty-seven suspected drug offenders, including a suspected drug trafficker, were caught by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in an island-wide operation that ended on Sunday (Oct 25).

During the six-day operation, CNB officers seized 321.44g of heroin, 77.31g of Ice, 5.1g of cannabis, 10 Ecstasy tablets, 60 Erimin-5 tablets and 5.25g of ketamine.

A 60-year-old Singaporean man, believed to be a drug trafficker, was also nabbed during the operation, said the CNB in a media statement on Monday (Oct 26).

CNB officers had observed two drug abusers visiting the man at his house, presumably to get a fix.

Officers swooped in and found about 2.15g of Ice, about 82.8g of heroin and drug paraphernalia inside the apartment.

The operation covered areas including West Coast, Marsiling and Balestier.

Investigations on all suspects are ongoing.