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Drugs found in pouch

Police raid suspected “drug store” in posh District 10 apartment

Drugs found in pouch
Drugs found in pouch

The Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted two raids last Wednesday on two different apartments, and found almost 2kg of drugs, including some 1.5kg of heroin.

Four people in total were arrested in the two separate raids.

In the first raid, the CNB officers raided "a suspected drug store" in a private apartment at Orange Grove Road.

"The suspected drug trafficker had just replenished his stock of drugs," a police statement said.

In the apartment, the anti-narcotics officers found a pouch containing drugs on a ledge outside the unit.

The CNB officers recovered 704g of heroin, 445g of cannabis, 59g of Ice and 183 Ecstasy pills, along with cash, knives, parangs and a replica gun.

When the CNB raided the second floor apartment, the window in the master bedroom was broken.

Officers noticed two male suspects at the ground floor and they subsequently entered a vacant unit on the ground floor.  Both male suspects were arrested within the vacant unit. They were then brought to their rented cars.  A search of both rented cars was conducted and about 12g of heroin and 9g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from the car rented by the 30-year-old male.

In the second case, the CNB intercepted a suspected drug supplier while the latter was delivering drugs to a client.

Officers spotted the suspected supplier, a 38-year-old male, entering a carpark in a blue-coloured car.  He then met up with the suspected trafficker, a 41-year-old female, at the second floor of the block and both parted ways shortly after.

CNB officers arrested the suspected supplier before he got back into his car.  A search of the car was conducted and officers found about 228g of heroin contained in a bag on the front passenger seat.  Another 40g of heroin was found concealed in a compartment behind the rear seat.

The officers also found another 157g of heroin wrapped in newspaper and hidden inside a soft toy when police raided the man's home in Jalan Bukit Merah.

As for the female suspect, police found 91g of heroin, Ice and a weighing scale in her Boon Lay apartment.

Both suspects are Singaporeans.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The total haul of drugs in the two raids included some 1.2kg of heroin, which along with the other drugs is believed to be worth more than S$118,000.

Under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act, anyone found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of diamorphine (or pure heroin), or more than 500g of cannabis, faces the death penalty.