In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 7 September 2020, five males, comprising three Malaysians and two Singaporeans aged between 24 and 33, were arrested for suspected drug activities. A total of about 1,002g of ‘Ice’ and about 3,001g of cannabis were seized during the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore. Offensive weapons and cash amounting to $19,865 were also recovered. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth about $360,000.
2. In the morning of 7 September, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 32, and arrested a 25-year-old Malaysian. A search was conducted in the unit, and a packet containing about 1g of ‘Ice’ and cash amounting to $15,350 was recovered. A separate party of CNB officers had concurrently raided another residential unit in the vicinity of Pasir Ris Street 12, and arrested another 25-year-old Malaysian.
3. In a follow-up operation conducted on the evening of 7 September, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Kranji Loop to conduct observation on a 31-year-old Malaysian who was believed to have left a package in the surrounding area. A total of about 1,000g of ‘Ice’ and about 3,000g of cannabis were later recovered by CNB officers. The 31-year-old Malaysian was subsequently arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint.
4. In another follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested two Singaporeans, aged 24 and 33, in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 32. As officers moved in to arrest the 24-year-old suspect, he put up a violent struggle and necessary force was used to subdue him. About 1g of cannabis was found on the 24-year-old, along with cash amounting to $4,515. A subsequent search of his vehicle further recovered two packets containing about 1g of ‘Ice’. A parang knife was also recovered from the 24-year-old, and a ‘Karambit’ knife was later found in his vehicle.
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB) – A parang knife with a 30-cm blade (top) and ‘Karambit’ knife (bottom) seized from a 24-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 32 on 7 September 2020.
Photo 3 (CNB) – A total of about 1,000g of ‘Ice’ and about 3,000g of cannabis seized in the vicinity of Kranji Loop on 7 September 2020.
5. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 1,002g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 570 abusers for a week, while the total amount of 3,001g of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 430 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
8 SEPTEMBER 2020