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Malaysian arrested in Singapore with enough drugs to supply 12,000 addicts for a week

The 22-year-old was arrested in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, where his hideout was also located.

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A 22-year-old Malaysian was arrested in Singapore last Friday for suspected drug trafficking offences, with enough drugs confiscated from him to supply up to 12,000 drug abusers for a week.

Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), in a statement on its website, said the youth was arrested in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang Ave 4.

The drugs recovered from the youth, weighing more than 40kg, were valued at S$2.3 million (RM7.1 million). They included 16,548g of heroin, 2,033g of “ice”, 23,687g of cannabis, and 110 ecstasy tablets.

The youth was arrested with a total of four bundles of cannabis weighing 3,915g, while a search at his hideout – a residential unit in the same vicinity – uncovered more drugs in a black and yellow duffel bag and black and red backpack.

A total of eight bundles containing about 3,782g of heroin and two bundles containing about 2,033g of “ice”, and 110 ecstasy tablets were seized from his bedroom. A total of 27 bundles containing about 12,766g of heroin and 20 bundles containing about 19,772g of cannabis were also seized from the storeroom.

“Investigations into the drug-related activities of the suspect are ongoing,” CNB said.

The total amount of drugs seized in the operation was sufficient to supply 7,880 heroin abusers, 1,160 “ice” abusers and 3,380 cannabis abusers for a week, it said.

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