SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) dismantled a drug syndicate and seized about 2.3kg of heroin, 260g of Ice, 470 Erimin-5 tablets and more than 100 Esctasy tablets in an operation on Wednesday (Oct 26).
The estimated worth of the drugs is more than $210,000, CNB said in a press release on Thursday.
CNB officers arrested a 41-year-old Singaporean man and a 23-year-old Singaporean woman in the man's car in the vicinity of Bideford Road on Wednesday evening after observing them at a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Scotts Road.
Four bundles of heroin weighing about 1.8kg were recovered from the car boot.
A 39-year-old Malaysian man who had been observed in the vicinity with the 41-year-old Singaporean man was arrested separately at Tuas Checkpoint and $3,500 cash was recovered from him.
Another group of CNB officers apprehended the second drug trafficker, a 42-year-old Singaporean man, in the vicinity of Devonshire Road. Two other suspects in the car - a 30-year-old Singaporean man and a 22-year-old Singaporean woman - were also arrested.
A total of about 470g of heroin, 260g of Ice, 470 Erimin-5 tablets and more than 100 Ecstasy tablets were recovered from within the car. Cash amounting to $6,500 was recovered from the 42-year-old male trafficker.
Investigations are ongoing. The suspects face the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.