Drugs worth USD 300,000 seized, 5 arrested in Singapore

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Drugs worth USD 300,000 seized, 5 arrested in Singapore

Singapore, May 3 (PTI) Drugs worth USD 300,000 were seized from five persons, including a woman, who were arrested in Singapore, according to a media report today.

Drugs were seized from a car at a checkpoint here yesterday. Three plastic bags containing different boxes of items were found in the car.

A joint news release by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) today said ICA officers had directed the arriving car – driven by a 35- year-old Singaporean man – for further checks, The Straits Times reported.

Upon inspection, ICA officers uncovered Erimin-5 tablets hidden in a box of washing powder.

Officers from CNB were alerted and they conducted further checks, uncovering about 3.1kg of Ice, 2kg of cannabis, 1,700 Erimin-5 tablets and 60 Ecstasy tablets. The driver was arrested.

CNB officers today arrested three more suspected drug traffickers.

A search was conducted on the car of the first suspect, a 32-year-old Singaporean man and uncovered 17 Ecstasy tablets, 8g of Ice, cash amounting to 22,800 Singaporean dollars, a digital weighing scale and numerous empty plastic sachets.

The car belonged to the other two suspects, a 27-year-old Singaporean man and 24-year-old Singaporean woman, was also searched and cash amounting to 12,250 Singaporean dollars was recovered, the report said.

CNB officers arrested another suspected drug trafficker, a 25-year-old Singaporean man, in the vicinity of Orchard Towers. ICA and CNB said investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are underway.

Trafficking of more than 250 grams of methamphetamine or over 500 grams of cannabis faces death penalty under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act.

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