SINGAPORE — Raids across Singapore by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) have led to the arrest of 102 individuals and the recovery of about $1.2 million of drugs, according to media reports.
Among those arrested are a 17-year-old girl, who is under investigation for suspected drug abuse, and a father and son pair.
During the raid in areas such as Braddell Hill, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok and Yio Chu Kang from 9 May to 13 May, CNB seized drugs including 6.2kg of heroin, 724g of Ice, 20.4kg if cannabis, 3g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), one Ecstasy tablet, two bottles of liquid allegedly containing GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and 16 methadone tablets.
The cannabis seizure from two places in Braddell Hill, which followed the arrest of a 24-year-old Malaysian man, is one of the largest hauls of the drug in recent years.
Father and son arrested
In an unlinked case, CNB officers raided a residential unit near Marine Crescent on Tuesday and arrested a 54-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug trafficking.
Two Singaporean men, aged 25 and 58, were also arrested in the same area later the same day for related offences.
According to preliminary investigations, the 54-year-old man and the 25-year-old man are father and son.
CNB seized about 642g of Ice and one Ecstasy tablet in the first arrest and 8g of Ice in the latter arrest.
Anyone found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of heroin, 500g of cannabis, or 250g of methamphetamine may face the mandatory death penalty.
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