A total of about 3.2kg of cannabis, 20g of ‘Ice’ and 98 Erimin-5 tablets, estimated to be worth more than S$109,000, were seized in a Central Narcotics Bureau operation on 22 October 2015.
Officers were deployed in the afternoon of 22 October 2015 to conduct observation on a suspected local drug syndicate in the Clementi area. The syndicate was believed to have received a fresh consignment of drugs.
At about 4pm, a 44-year-old man was seen meeting up with another 41-year-old man, both Singaporeans, outside his unit in Clementi. Both parted ways shortly, and the 41-year-old male suspect was swiftly arrested. Officers escorted him to his unit in the vicinity of Clementi Ave 1. A search recovered a total of about 2.2kg of cannabis and some drug paraphernalia, including a digital weighing scale.
Meanwhile, officers continued to monitor the other suspect, and officers later spotted him with another suspect, a 29-year-old Singaporean male and a 33-year-old female suspected drug abuser, outside a parked white car in a multi-storey carpark. All three were arrested.
A separate search of the 44-year-old suspect’s house in Clementi Road led to the seizure of about 1kg of cannabis. A subsequent search of the 29-year-old suspect’s hideout in River Valley Road recovered a small amount of cannabis, ‘Ice’, Erimin-5 tablets and drug paraphernalia. A small amount of Erimin-5 tablets were also found on the 33-year-old female suspected drug abuser.
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. CNB will continue to continue to stay vigilant against the harm of cannabis and other drugs and prevent the flow of drugs to the ground.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 OCTOBER 2015
CNB Photo 1: Seizure of drugs at the suspected accomplice’s house
CNB Photo 2: Seizure of drugs at the suspected accomplice’s house
CNB Photo 3: Officers searching the suspected local accomplice’s house
 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 abusers for a week