Home Briefs: CNB nabs two suspects in $196k drug bust

CNB nabs two suspects in $196k drug bust

The Central Narcotics Bureau arrested two men suspected of being involved in trafficking about 5kg of cannabis and 450g of heroin estimated to be worth more than $196,000.

Yesterday's haul followedsurveillance of the suspects around Pasir Ris Grove. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis or more than 15g of heroin may face the death penalty.

Four from China jailed over illegal cigarettes

Four Chinese nationals have been jailed for peddling contraband cigarettes on instant messaging app WeChat in the past two months, Singapore Customs said yesterday.

In one of the cases, Zhang Daolong, 26, was caught with more than 235 cartons of contraband cigarettes. The amount of duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded was over $20,000. He was sentenced to five months' jail.

Two Viet women jailed over sham marriage

Two Vietnamese women have been jailed for fixing a marriage of convenience.

Nguyen Thi Yen, 41, was jailed for nine months and fined $3,000 on Thursday, while Le Thi Tra My, 31, got seven months' jail on April 5.

In 2013, the bride and groom in the case were each jailed for six months.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe