Singapore: 2 teens among 130 arrested in islandwide drug raids, more than $450k worth of drugs seized

SINGAPORE – Two teenagers were among 130 suspected drug offenders nabbed in a blitz in which drugs with an estimated street value of $453,800 were seized.

The islandwide raids took place from Aug 14 to Friday and covered areas such as Kallang, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris and Woodlands, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Saturday.

The youngest suspects arrested were a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy.

In total, the bureau seized 1.318kg of heroin, 2.535kg of cannabis, 486g of Ice (methamphetamine), 188g of ketamine, 62g of Ecstasy and 311 Ecstasy tablets, and 306g of new psychoactive substances (NPS). It also seized 213 Erimin-5 tablets, 51 LSD stamps, 11 vaping devices containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), three bottles of methadone, six bottles of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), and cash amounting to $1,503.

A person found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin, or 250g of methamphetamine, or 500g of cannabis may face the mandatory death penalty.

On Aug 14, CNB officers arrested eight people in a residential unit in Woodlands Street 81 following a forced entry.

Those arrested included two teenagers aged 15 and 17, and others between the ages of 37 and 59.

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