CNB arrests 4 drug suspects, including 2 who allegedly ran drug store in Orange Grove Road apartment

About 1.2kg of heroin, cannabis and other drugs worth more than $118,000 were seized in two operations.
About 1.2kg of heroin, cannabis and other drugs worth more than $118,000 were seized in two operations.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested four suspected drug offenders in two raids on Thursday (Oct 29).

About 1.2kg of heroin, cannabis and other drugs worth more than $118,000 were seized in the two operations.

Two of the men arrested were suspected of operating a "drug store" from a private apartment at Orange Grove Road.

The men, who are Singaporeans aged 30 and 32, attempted to escape from the second-floor apartment through a broken window in the master bedroom. They were nabbed in a vacant unit on the ground floor, and brought to their rented cars, where heroin and Ice were found.

Drugs including 704g of heroin, 445g of cannabis, 59g of Ice and 183 Ecstacy pills were found in the second-floor apartment, along with cash, knives, parangs and a replica gun.

In another operation at Boon Lay Drive, CNB officers intercepted a suspected drug supplier who was delivering drugs to a client.

The suspected supplier, a 38-year-old man, was seen meeting a 41-year-old woman, a suspected drug trafficker.

CNB officers arrested the suspected supplier and found about 268g of heroin in his car. Another 157g of heroin that was hidden inside a soft toy was found at his hideout in Jalan Bukit Merah.

The officers also raided the flat of the 41-year-old woman. About 91g of heroin, a small amount of Ice and a digital weighing scale were recovered from her apartment in Boon Lay.

Investigations into the drug activities of the four suspects are ongoing. If convicted, the four may face the death penalty.