Over 9kg of illegal drugs worth $304000 seized, 6 arrested in CNB operation – The Straits Times

Amanda Lee
SINGAPORE – More than 9kg of illegal drugs were seized and six people were arrested in a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The drugs have a total estimated street value of $304,000, said CNB in a statement on Thursday.
These comprise 8,204g of cannabis, 415g of heroin, 1,108 Erimin-5 tablets, 30 LSD stamps, and 1,152g of substances believed to be controlled drugs.
The bureau said the amount of cannabis seized could supply about 1,160 abusers for a week, while the amount of heroin seized could last about 200 abusers for a week.
On Tuesday evening, CNB officers arrested a 24-year-old man and 25-year-old woman in the vicinity of Havelock Road.
About 4,901g of cannabis, two tablets of Erimin-5, and 397g of substances believed to be controlled drugs were seized from the vehicle they were in, and about 10g of substances believed to be controlled drugs were recovered from the woman.
The pair were later escorted to their address in a condominium unit in Upper Paya Lebar Road, where officers arrested a 46-year-old man and 32-year-old woman.
About 3,289g of cannabis, 382g of heroin, 1,106 Erimin-5 tablets, 30 LSD stamps and 723g of substances believed to be controlled drugs, as well as various drug paraphernalia, were seized in the unit.
CNB officers also nabbed a 54-year-old man when he returned to the address later that evening. About 14g of cannabis, 33g of heroin and 7g of substances believed to be controlled drugs were recovered from the man.
The sixth suspect, a 41-year-old man, was arrested on the ground floor of the condominium block and escorted to his home in Anchorvale Road on Wednesday, where about 15g of substances believed to be controlled drugs were seized.
Investigations into the suspects’ drug activities are ongoing.
Anyone found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin, 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.
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