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104 arrested, $120K worth of drugs seized in 11-day drug bust

104 arrested, $120K worth of drugs seized in 11-day drug bust
Tablets suspected to be controlled drugs, concealed within a wrapping made to appear like a bar of soap, recovered in a CNB operation on Feb 16, 2017. Photo: CNB
Published: 6:35 PM, February 17, 2017

SINGAPORE – Over 100 people were arrested and more than S$120,000 worth of drugs were seized in an 11-day island-wide operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

During the operation, which took place from Feb 6 to Feb 17, the CNB was referred to a suspicious parcel containing 101 tablets believed to be controlled drugs, along with an assortment of toys.

It was addressed to a 46-year-old Singaporean man. CNB officers raided the man’s home in the Admiralty Drive area on Thursday (Feb 16) and found 483 tablets, 100 of which were concealed within a black-coloured wrapping made to appear like a bar of soap. Officers also found 112 nitrazepam tablets, a substance listed under the Poisons Act.

The CNB said in a press release on Friday that preliminary investigations showed that the man had bought the tablets online.

A total of 1.2kg of heroin, 190g of cannabis, 150g of ‘Ice’, 365 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 136 Erimin-5 tablets and 38 LSD stamps were seized during the entire operation, which was supported by the Singapore Police Force, and 104 people arrested for suspected drug offences.

The agency added that investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing.