Four arrested, $45,000 worth of drugs seized in CNB blitz

Around $45,000 worth of drugs, including Ecstasy and Ice, were seized in the operation.
Around $45,000 worth of drugs, including Ecstasy and Ice, were seized in the operation.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - Three Singaporeans and one Malaysian have been arrested for suspected drug activities, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Wednesday (April 17).

Around $45,000 worth of drugs were seized in the operation.

A 38-year-old Singaporean man was arrested on Tuesday night in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13 for suspected drug trafficking.

He had discarded a sling bag containing two bundles of Ice, weighing 276g in total, prior to the arrest.

The man violently resisted arrest, the CNB said in a release.

Narcotics officers raided his residential unit in Teck Whye Avenue, where 80 Ecstasy tablets, three Erimin-5 tablets and about 2g of Ice were recovered.

CNB officers also arrested a second suspect, a 31-year-old Malaysian man at Woodlands Checkpoint on the same day.

The Malaysian man was believed to have met up with the 38-year-old Singaporean around Woodlands before he was arrested. Some $5,100 in cash was recovered from the Malaysian.

Follow-up investigations led to the arrest of two more Singaporean suspects - a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man - around Temple Street early on Wednesday.

Around 1.2kg of cannabis and 80 Ecstasy tablets were seized from the car which the suspects were in.

The 21-year-old woman is allegedly associated with the 38-year-old man who was arrested on Tuesday.

The CNB is investigating the drug activities of the suspects.

The bureau said that 1.21kg of cannabis and 278g of Ice can feed the addiction of 173 and 159 abusers for a week respectively.