In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 14 December 2018, a total of about 4kg of cannabis, 92g of ‘Ice’ and 56g of new psychoactive substances (NPS) were seized and four suspected drug offenders arrested.
2 In the afternoon of 14 December, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Hougang Avenue 7 and followed a 31-year-old Singaporean male to a medical facility in the vicinity of Keng Lee Road. The suspect was seen meeting up with a 26-year-old Singaporean male and a 24-year-old Malaysian male suspect. Shortly after, the 26-year-old Singaporean departed in a taxi, while the 31-year-old Singaporean and the 24-year-old Malaysian left the medical facility together in a Malaysia-registered car.
3 At an opportune moment, CNB officers from the Special Task Force intercepted the Malaysia-registered car along Keng Lee Road and moved in to arrest the 2 suspects. A total of about 1.88kg of cannabis was recovered from within the car. The drugs were placed on the front passenger seat floorboard, where the 31-year-old Singaporean was seated. Cash amounting to S$1,100 was recovered from the 24-year-old Malaysian. Officers proceeded to raid the residential unit of the 31-year-old Singaporean in Hougang. From within the unit, another 2.13kg of cannabis, 92g of ‘Ice’ and 56g of NPS were recovered.
Photo-1 (CNB): View of front-passenger seat area of car intercepted along Keng Lee Road in CNB operation on 14 December 2018.
Photo-2 (CNB): Close-up view of wrapped-up cannabis recovered from within car intercepted along Keng Lee Road, in CNB operation on 14 December 2018.
4 Separately, another team of CNB officers raided a shophouse unit along Geylang Road. The 26-year-old Singaporean who had earlier departed from the medical facility in a taxi was arrested within, together with a 29-year-old Singaporean male suspect.
Photo-3 (CNB): Cannabis seized in CNB operation on 14 December 2018.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 4kg of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 571 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
15 DECEMBER 2018