Four Singaporeans arrested as heroin and cannabis seized in drug bust

SINGAPORE - Four Singaporean men were nabbed and 2.6kg of heroin and 1.2kg of cannabis were seized in a drug bust by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Tuesday.

The first arrest was made in the morning near a housing block at Marsiling Drive.

Officers spotted the 46-year-old suspected cannabis trafficker meeting with a 40-year-old alleged drug client. Officers swooped after the men parted ways, and arrested both suspects.

They found 40g of cannabis on the client, and about 260g on the trafficker, who was then taken back to his flat in the area. Another 960g of cannabis and a small amount of 'ice' and heroin were seized there.

Later that afternoon, officers were deployed to the vicinity of Clementi West Street 1 to arrest a suspected heroin trafficker.

They spotted the 40-year-old suspect getting into a van driven by another male suspect, 48. They stopped the van at the exit of the carpark to arrest both men.

Officers found 2.6kg of heroin in the van as well as drug paraphernalia such as a digital weighing scale and empty plastic sachets. More than $6,700 in cash was found on the 40-year-old suspected trafficker.

In total, the seized drugs had an estimated street value of more than $226,000.

Investigations are ongoing and if convicted, the suspects could face the death penalty.

CNB director Ng Ser Song said in a statement on Wednesday: "The 2.6kg of heroin seized could have fed the addiction of almost 1250 drug abusers for a week, and the 1.2kg of cannabis seized could have been used to lure many unsuspecting new abusers into trying out drugs for the first time, starting a vicious cycle of lifelong addiction.

"CNB will not let up in our enforcement efforts and will not allow drugs to enslave our community."