Narcotics bureau seizes more than $124,000 worth of drugs, arrests seven

Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei by Home Team officers on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei by Home Team officers on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei by Home Team officers on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
Part of the drugs and cash seized in an operation conducted in Simei by Home Team officers on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

More than $124,000 worth of drugs were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in two separate operations on Wednesday. The total drug haul was about 1.1kg of heroin, 33g of Ice and 189 Erimin-5 tablets. Seven drug offenders were arrested.

CNB and police officers were deployed to arrest a 54-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker at a Housing Board block in Simei. Officers saw him meet up with a 32-year-old Malaysian male, shortly before they parted ways.

When the younger man left the block, officers arrested him and seized $4,900 from him.

In the evening yesterday, CNB officers raided the unit of the older man and arrested him. Drugs, including 976g of heroin, 189 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of Ice were seized from the unit. About $5,600 in cash was also seized from the man.

Three other drug offenders were also arrested in the operation.

Separately, in a roadblock conducted by the Police in Jalan Bahar, officers arrested a 41-year-old Singaporean male driver and his 39-year-old Singaporean female passenger yesterday at 2.25am. About 146g of heroin, 24g of Ice were seized from the car. The duo was referred to CNB officers for investigation.

CNB said in a statement on Thursday that investigations are ongoing.