6 arrested in Singapore drug bust: The Central Narcotics Bureau busted a drug syndicate on Friday in Singapore, arresting six suspects and seizing a variety of illicit drugs with a street value estimated at S$157,000 (US$123,000), according to reports.
The suspects arrested included five Singaporeans, three men and two women, who were nabbed early Friday in a operation along Yio Chu Kang Road.
The sixth suspect, a Malaysian male believed connected to two of the other suspects, was arrested along Tampines Street 24.
Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers seized about 1.4 kilogrammes of heroin, 45.6 grammes of cannibis, 21 grammes of crystal methamphetamine (“ice”) and 10 ‘Erimin-5’ tablets in the drug bust, according to reports.
When the officers cornered the first suspects in a car, the 32-year-old Singaporean driver reportedly tried to escape, ramming his car into a Central Narcotics Bureau vehicle near a commercial building along Yio Chu Kang Road, according to The Straits Times.
The escape attempt failed and the suspect was arrested along with a 45-year-old Singaporean male in the same car.
The CNB officers found 45.6 grammes of cannibis in the car.
About the same time, CNB officers swooped in on a second car which was travelling with the first suspects, and arrested a third suspect, a 32-year-old Singaporean male. Heroin was found in the second car.
The 45-year-old suspect was taken back to his hideout in the nearby commercial building, where CNB officers arrested two female suspected drug abusers, both Singaporeans, aged 27 and 28.
CNB officers seized 21 grammes of ice and 10 ‘Erimin-5’ tablets from the location.
Investigations are reportedly on-going.
Singapore has some of the strictest drug laws in Asia.