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CNB seizes nearly US$1.7 million worth of drugs, including largest cannabis haul in 14 years

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has seized about 20.5kg of cannabis in a drug bust - the largest haul of the drug in 14 years.
The two-day crackdown, which started on Tuesday (March 16), also saw officers seize about 8.3kg of heroin, about 6.4kg of crystalline methamphetamine, also known as Ice, 1,091 Ecstasy tablets and 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets from multiple locations.
The total amount of drugs seized is estimated to be worth nearly US$1.7 million and can feed 3,950 heroin abusers, 3,700 Ice abusers and 2,930 cannabis abusers for a week.
The haul is the largest since 2007, when the agency recovered about 20.6kg of cannabis.
In the latest operation, three Singaporean men, aged between 27 and 33, were arrested for suspected drug related offences.
Two of them - one aged 33 and the other aged 27 were arrested on Tuesday evening, after CNB officers intercepted their car near Kempas Road.
A total of 20 packets containing about 419g of Ice and 87 Ecstasy tablets were found in the vehicle.
The 33 year old man was then taken to his public housing flat near McNair Road. A search was conducted there, and CNB officers found 19 packets containing about 8.3kg of heroin, 20 packets containing about 5kg of Ice, 20 bundles containing about 20.5kg of cannabis, 1,000 Ecstasy tablets and 100 Erimin-5 tablets.
Most of these drugs were found in the storeroom of the unit. That same evening, the 27 year old man was escorted to his motorcycle, which was parked near the other man’s residence.
A total of three packets containing about 1kg of Ice, four Ecstasy tablets and 900 Erimin-5 tablets were found in the vehicle.
The third man, aged 30, was arrested the next day in the same area.

(Latest Update March 19, 2021)

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