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6 S’poreans arrested in joint drug bust that smashes regional syndicate
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February 26th, 2018 | 09:39 AM | 377 views
Six Singaporeans were arrested during a joint operation between Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Malaysia’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) that crippled a regional syndicate based in Malaysia.
In a media release on Sunday (Feb 26), the CNB said both agencies had been working closely since January to investigate a suspected syndicate and uncover the syndicate’s “network and their modus operandi”. The syndicate was “believed to be supplying drugs within Malaysia, and also to some countries in the region.”
CNB said its Malaysian counterparts carried out the operation on Friday after receiving information that the syndicate was “planning a drug run involving a sizeable amount of drugs”.
The raid saw the arrest of six Singaporeans, seven Malaysians and one Thai national, said the CNB. The Singaporeans included five males and a female between the ages of 30 and 65.
Among the items seized were 12.8kg of Ice, 965g of Ketamine, 4,333 Ectasy tablets, 200 Erimin-5 tablets, cash of S$8,000 and RM5,000, as well as five cars.
Investigations by the NCID are ongoing. The CNB added that, if convicted of drug trafficking, the Singaporeans may face the death penalty.
courtesy of TODAY
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