CNB arrests 5, seizes over $161,000 of heroin
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested five people on Thursday (July 9) and seized about 2.31kg of heroin during an operation.
The drugs are estimated to have a street value of more than $161,000.
The leader of the drug syndicate, a 44-year-old Singaporean man, was among those arrested.
Here's how the CNB officers busted the suspects:
The drug bust has crippled the activities of the syndicate, said the CNB. Investigations into the drug activities of the five men are ongoing
If charged and convicted, all five may face the death penalty.
The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of pure heroin trafficked exceeds 15g.
That amount of the drug is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which can feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week, said CNB.