3 arrested after 2kg heroin and 299g 'Ice' worth $171,000 seized by CNB

From left to top right: Interior of Malaysia-registered car, heroin and ‘Ice’ seized, and cash found on Malaysian male suspect (Photo: Central Narcotics Bureau)

SINGAPORE — Three persons were arrested during seizures of more than 2kg of heroin and 299g of ‘Ice’ worth a total of about $171,000 by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers.

In the late hours of Tuesday (25 February), CNB officers arrested a 62-year-old Singaporean man for alleged drug trafficking in Toa Payoh East. He was found with 1.504kg of heroin and 299g of ‘Ice’, or methamphetamine, the agency said in a media release.

At around the same time, CNB intercepted a Malaysia-registered car along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh and arrested its 38-year-old driver. The Malaysian man had refused to comply with orders given by CNB officers, who then broke the car windows to arrest him. Up to $11,200 in cash was found on him.

Officers had earlier observed the Singaporean man entering the Malaysian man’s car and exiting it a short while later.

The older man was later escorted to his residential unit in Toa Payoh East, and a Singaporean woman, also 62, was arrested there. Some 508g of heroin and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the unit.

CNB estimated that the heroin and ‘Ice’ seized are sufficient to feed the addiction of 960 abusers and 170 abusers respectively for a week.

Investigations into the drug activities of the suspects are ongoing.

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