About 2.4kg of cannabis, 150g of ‘Ice’ and 105 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 28 June 2016. The entire haul of drugs seized in this operation was estimated
to be worth more than S$105,000.
On 28 June 2016, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Mountbatten Road to apprehend a suspected drug trafficker and two of his associates. The trio was believed to be dealing in sizeable amounts of cannabis.
In the early evening hours, CNB officers spotted the car driven by a 56-year-old male Singaporean suspected associate arriving at a carpark in the vicinity. The passenger in the car, a 26-year-old male Singaporean, was another suspected drug associate.
The passenger was observed to have gone up a block where the suspected drug trafficker was staying.
Soon after, the two suspected associates left the vicinity in the car. They were arrested at the junction of Dunman Road and Haig Road. Cash of more than S$4,500 and more than 470 Malaysian Ringgit was recovered from the 26-year-old male.
A search of the car conducted later recovered about 150g of ‘Ice’ and 5 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, which were concealed between the rear passenger seat and the car frame.
Simultaneously, a party of CNB officers raided the residence of the suspected drug trafficker, a 24-year-old male Singaporean. A search of the unit recovered about 2.4kg of cannabis and 100 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets. Cash of more than
S$800 was also recovered.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty for those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis.
The Central Narcotics Bureau would like to remind the public that cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed in the Misuse of Drugs Act. Unauthorised consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any Class A controlled drug is an offence.
Claims made about the efficacy of cannabis as a medicine are inconclusive and unproven. Experts from Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health had conducted an independent literature review on cannabis, where more than 500 articles from reputable
medical journals were studied. Their findings were clear, that cannabis is harmful and addictive, especially to young people; and that half of the daily users of cannabis develop a dependence on cannabis. Cannabis can also cause irreversible
damage to a person’s brain development.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 JUNE 2016
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Photo 1: Drugs and cash seized in CNB operation at Mountbatten on 28 June 2016.