SINGAPORE (Bernama): Two Malaysians were among five arrested by Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) during an operation on early Tuesday (Jan 14) morning.
In a statement on Wednesday (Jan 15), CNB said the two Malaysian suspects, a 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, were arrested in the vicinity of Geylang Bahru Road.
Drugs including about 422g of heroin were found inside a backpack belonging to the 26-year-old suspect, it said.
Prior to their arrests, CNB said a 72-year-old stateless male suspected drug trafficker was observed to have met up with the 26-year-old suspect near a bus stop in Bendemeer Road.
The 72-year-old suspect was arrested with about 845g of heroin, 13g of ‘ice’ (meth) as well as cash amounting to S$5,350 (RM16,191) were found on him.
Based on the follow-up investigation, CNB officers arrested a 64-year-old Singaporean man at the void deck of a residential block in the vicinity of Jurong East Street 21.
The man is believed to be linked to the 26-year-old male Malaysian suspect arrested earlier.
Cash amounting to S$2,200 (RM6,658) was recovered from the elderly suspect.
Simultaneously, CNB officers arrested a 55-year-old foreign woman at the hideout of the 72-year-old in the vicinity of Prome Road.
A search of the bedroom in the hideout saw the recovery of 10 plastic sachets containing about 88g of heroin and various drug paraphernalia.
The drugs seized in this operation are worth about S$100,000 (RM302,635) and investigations into the drug activities of the five arrested persons are ongoing, said CNB.- Bernama