Singapore drugs
Representational image of heroine seized after a raid. Reuters

Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has seized drugs estimated to be worth more than $265,270, including 3.5kg of heroin, in an operation on Thursday, the authorities said. Three suspected drug traffickers were also arrested.

In a statement, CNB said that the officers raided a unit at a private apartment near Ceylon Road. The authorities said that all the suspects are Singaporeans, including a 43-year-old man, a 44-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman.

CNB officers revealed that a total of 3.5kg of heroin, 160g of Ice, 44g of cannabis, a small amount of Erimin-5 and Ecstasy tablets, as well as a bottle of methadone, were seized from the raid.

According to CNB, the case is under investigation. The officers said that if the amount of pure heroin, also known as diamorphine, trafficked exceeds 15g, the suspects will have death penalty. Some 15g of pure heroin can feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week. CNB added that if the amount of cannabis trafficked exceeds 500g, then penalty is also death.