On 4 January 2016, a 41-year-old male Singaporean was arrested by police officers for suspected drug consumption and possession. Four Erimin-5 tablets were recovered from the man and he was referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
Following swift investigations, CNB raided the residence of the 41-year-old male at Kim Tian Road on 5 January. Officers recovered a total of about 997g of cannabis at the residence.
Photo-1: Cannabis wrapped in bundle, recovered from within Kim Tian Road unit on 5 Jan 2016
In the evening of 5 January, a follow-up operation was also launched to arrest the drug associate of the 41-year-old man. At about 8.50pm, CNB officers raided the drug associate’s residence at Segar Road and arrested a 42-year-old male Singaporean.
Officers recovered a total of about 1,015g of cannabis, 125g of ‘Ice’, 16 Erimin-5 tablets and various improvised drug-smoking apparatus.
Photo-2: Cannabis concealed in a bundle, recovered from within Segar Road unit on 5 Jan 2016.
Photo-3: Improvised drug-smoking apparatus recovered from within Segar Road unit on 5 Jan 2016.
The total haul of drugs seized in this operation is about 2,012g of cannabis, 125g of ‘Ice’, and 16 Erimin-5 tablets, estimated to be worth more than S$89,000.
Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing. Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty. In its review of Singapore’s drug situation in June 2015, the Task Force on Youths
and Drugs said that cannabis is addictive and harmful. Its use could also lead to the abuse of other drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
6 JANUARY 2016