Singaporean woman arrested with foreign accomplice in drug bust; more than $100,000 in drugs and cash seized

Drugs and cash seized during the CNB operation on June 17, 2016.
Drugs and cash seized during the CNB operation on June 17, 2016.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - More than $100,000 in drugs and cash were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in an operation on Friday (June 17).

A 38-year-old Singaporean woman and her accomplice, a 39-year-old foreigner, were arrested near Anchorvale Road in the raid that started with CNB officers being deployed to observe the woman.

She was suspected to be receiving a consignment of drugs from her foreign accomplice, CNB said in a news release on Saturday.

The accomplice was arrested in the vicinity of the suspected drug trafficker's hideout, with over $15,000 in cash seized from him.

Four officers then raided the hideout of the woman and arrested her.

A total of over 1.1kg of heroin, 150g of Ice, a slab of Erimin-5 tablets and more than $20,000 in cash were recovered in the operation.

CNB said investigations into the drug activities of the suspects are ongoing.

The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of pure heroin trafficked exceeds 15g, equivalent to 1,250 straws.