CNB seizes $401,000 worth of drugs; three people arrested

"Ice" and cannabis seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Edgedale Plains on Feb 16, 2021. PHOTO: CNB
Illicit drugs seized from a hotel in the vicinity of Balestier Road on Feb 16, 2021. PHOTOS: CNB
Eight packets containing about 3,720g of heroin seized during a CNB operation on Feb 16, 2021. PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE -Three people have been arrested in connection with drug-related offences and a total of 3,720g of heroin, 813g of "Ice", 2,934g of cannabis and one Erimin-5 tablet were seized after an operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Tuesday (Feb 16).

The CNB estimated the value of the drugs seized at $401,000.

The first suspect, a 24-year-old Singaporean man, was arrested following a raid on a residential unit in Edgedale Plains in Punggol on Tuesday evening, a CNB statement said on Wednesday. The man, who was the occupant of the unit, refused entry to CNB officers and tried to climb out the window on the 17th storey of the block.

CNB officers, who managed to pull him back into the unit, subsequently found six packets containing about 776g of "Ice" and two blocks of cannabis weighing a total of 1,914g.

The two other suspects - a 28-year-old Singaporean woman and a 32-year-old Malaysian man - were arrested in the vicinity of Balestier Road.

Both were escorted to their nearby hotel room where a search found 3,720g of heroin, 37g of "Ice", 1,020g of cannabis and one Erimin-5 tablet, along with $9,370 in cash.

CNB said that investigations into the drug activities of all three suspects are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized was sufficient to feed 1,770 heroin abusers, 460 "Ice" abusers and 420 cannabis abusers for a week.

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