CNB seized 1.6kg of heroin and other drugs, seven suspected drug offenders arrested

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested seven suspected drug offenders, including two suspected drug traffickers, from operations conducted on Nov 10 and 11.

CNB officers also recovered 1.6kg of heroin and other drugs, estimated to be worth over $118,000.

On Nov 10, the officers raided a unit believed to be a drug trafficker's hideout in Lower Delta Road. A 41-year-old female Singaporean, who was not the suspected drug trafficker, was arrested.

Various drug paraphernalia, including an improvised drug-smoking apparatus, several empty plastic packets and a digital weighing scale, were recovered.

The suspected drug trafficker, a 34-year-old female Singaporean, and a 29-year-old male suspect were apprehended shortly after they returned to the unit in the early hours of Nov 11. Officers seized 630g of heroin and 42g of 'Ice', all packed in numerous small packets. Cash of more than S$4,200, 23 Erimin-5 tablets and a digital weighing scale were also found in a sling bag carried by the female suspect.

CNB officers then arrested two suspected clients of the trafficker, near Lower Delta Road and Woodlands Drive. Small amounts of heroin and various drug paraphernalia were recovered from the two men aged 37 and 49.

In another raid at a unit in Sims Drive, a 34-year-old male suspected drug supplier and a 21-year-old female suspected abuser were arrested. Officers seized about 970g of heroin.

Investigations are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of pure heroin trafficked exceeds 15g.