Four Singaporean men were arrested and more than S$226,000 worth of drugs — heroin and cannabis — were seized in two separate drug busts made by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) yesterday (Oct 14).The operations were launched to apprehend two drug traffickers believed to be distributing sizeable amounts of drugs to other local drug traffickers, the CNB said in a statement.
In the first incident, a 46-year-old man, suspected to be a cannabis trafficker, was caught after he met up with a 40-year-old man, suspected to be a drug client. CNB officers recovered about 40g of cannabis from the 40-year-old man and about 260g of cannabis from the 46-year-old man.
A check at the suspected drug trafficker’s home at a housing block in the Marsiling Drive area also gleaned about 960g of cannabis and a small amount of ‘Ice’ and heroin.
The second incident occurred in the afternoon at Clementi West Street 1. CNB officers had been deployed in the area with the intention of arresting a 40-year-old suspected heroin trafficker, believed to be dealing in sizeable amounts of heroin.
The suspected heroin trafficker was spotted getting on board a van driven by another suspect, a 48-year-old man. Both men were swiftly placed under arrest.
A search of the van recovered around 2.6kg of heroin. Drug paraphernalia, such as digital weighing scale and empty plastic sachets, were also found and more than S$6,700 in cash was found on the 40-year-old man.
Investigations into the drug activities of all four suspects are ongoing. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.
Director, CNB Ng Ser Song said: “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 ... CNB will not let up in our enforcement efforts and will not allow drugs to enslave our community.”