Heroin worth RM1.5mil seized during raid on flat

EAGER to help, the 11-year-old girl even pointed out where the master bedroom was, after she allowed a group of men into her flat in Bukit Panjang. 

There, the narcotics officers found a man, 38, sitting on the bed – packing heroin into small packages. 

He was the live-in boyfriend of the girl's mother and believed to be a leader of a drug trafficking syndicate that operates in the western part of Singapore. 

His arrest on Monday was a breakthrough for Singapore's drugbusters as it led to the arrest of two other men on the same day and a total heroin haul of almost 3kg, with a street value of about S$700,000 (RM1,540,000).  

The child's mother, who was not in when the raid occurred, is not believed to be involved in the drug operation. 

From the suspected leader, the officers of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) took away 2.75kg of heroin and 51 Erimin-5 tablets as well as more than S$20,000 (RM44,000), believed to be from the sale of drugs. 

His criminal record lists offences that range from theft and possession of dutiable goods to gambling and being a loan shark. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network  

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