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Singapore today Friday august 5, 2011 27 2.8kg of heroin found, four nabbed S’poreans give S$34m for Japan WayNE CHaN pital and repairs at a nursing school, SINGAPORE — Nearly half a million dollars worth of firstname.lastname@example.org The Singapore Red and the purchase of medical beds and drugs were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau SINGAPORE — A multi-purpose hall- Cross has so far vehicles for various health establish- (CNB) in a 24-hour-long operation that began on cum-evacuation centre. A temporary ments in Japan. Wednesday. hospital. These are among recovery received about The SRC and Life Community De- Four suspected drug traffickers were arrested projects worth about S$34.4 million S$34.5 million in velopment have also donated 10 mini- and about 2.8kg of heroin with a street value of more that will be launched by Singapore to cars costing S$210,000 to five cities in than S$419,000 was seized. help survivors of the earthquake and donations from the Iwate to help fetch elderly patients from The CNB had been tracking one of the suspected tsunami disasters in Japan’s Tohoku evacuation shelters to medical facilities traffickers, a 35-year-old man known to constant- region. public, including for treatment. ly change the location of his drug store to avoid The Singapore Red Cross (SRC), S$500,000 from the Mr Yoichi Suzuki, Japan’s Ambassa- detection. which has been appointed by the Minis- dor to Singapore, was grateful to Singa- The unemployed man had moved his drug store try of Foreign Affairs as the lead agency Singapore Government. pore and the SRC for the help rendered, several times over the past two months. to coordinate the Republic’s relief ef- saying: “Many international organisa- He was also known to be supplying heroin to a forts to Japan, has so far received about centre in Iwate Prefecture’s Rikuzen- tions, many Red Cross societies from 45-year-old suspected drug client believed to be a S$34.5 million in donations from the takata City. The building, which will around the world actually have donated street-level drug pusher. public, including S$500,000 from the be used by local residents for various huge amounts of money which we are On Wednesday, the suspected drug trafficker Singapore Government. community-related activities, will have very grateful for. was spotted leaving a unit, believed to be the drug The SRC said this is the second- storage facilities for emergency supplies “But the Red Cross Society of store, at Choa Chu Kang Crescent and boarding a taxi. largest amount it had collected for re- and equipment as well as a roof-top Singapore is the only organisation He returned to the unit later that night. CNB officers lief efforts and the largest for a single helipad. among them, actually, to identify detained him when he left again. country. There will also be a temporary projects, (and) went out all the way to In the unit, they recovered from a walk-in-ward- The largest amount it has collected care centre costing about S$1 million Japan to identify specific projects and robe a metal container with about 2.2kg of heroin. for disaster relief was S$84 million for in Iwate’s Miyako City to be completed place the money in something that will The man’s alleged client and two alleged ac- the victims of the Asian tsunami in at the end of this year. It will serve about be of a long-lasting nature, which is complices — a 34-year-old man and a 27-year-old 2004. 1,000 evacuees now living in a tempo- very unique.” woman — were later arrested. For Japan, part of the money raised rary housing development. He said this would remain in the All four will be investigated for drug trafficking will be used to build an S$11-million About S$8.9 million will go towards affected region as a symbol of friendship and, if convicted, they will face the death penalty. multi-purpose hall-cum-evacuation the reconstruction of a temporary hos- from Singapore for a long time to come.
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