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Three-day anti-drugs blitz leads to arrest of 105 people

AsiaOne | Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Left: Heroin, ‘Ice’, ‘Ecstasy’ and Erimin-5 seized in a CNB operation on Oct 16. Right: A suspected drug offender arrested by CNB officers in an island-wide operation from Oct 14 to 17

SINGAPORE - A three-day anti-drugs blitz by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has led to the arrest of 105 suspected drug offenders, while drugs worth more than $62,000 were seized.

Of the 105 suspected drug offenders, 93 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers were arrested from an island-wide operation which started from Tuesday.

The remaining six were apprehended in a separate operation, after one of them was found with 460g of heroin and 50g of 'Ice' at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

A 24-year-old male Malaysian and four Singaporeans aged between 31 to 38 years were subsequently arrested in the follow-up operation, leading to the seizure of 80g of heroin, 20g of 'Ice', 340 Erimin-5 tablets, 64 'Ecstasy' tablets and drug smoking apparatus.

The 540g of heroin seized in the latter operation could have fed the addiction of about 250 abusers for a week, CNB said in a statement.

In all, a total of 560g of heroin, 118g of Ice', 71 'Ecstasy' tablets, 426 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis were seized.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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