The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) is aware of foreign media reports on the seizure by Vietnamese authorities of 665kg of cannabis from a container. It had been reported that the container, which was transported by vessel to Hai Phong City, Vietnam, carried packages containing commodities used as raw materials for animal feed production, and that a trading company in Hanoi, Vietnam was listed as the receiver for the shipment. The container was later moved to an industrial park in Hai Phong City for repackaging, when the Vietnamese authorities discovered the cannabis packages. The reports have incorrectly stated that the said container was shipped from Singapore.
2. Investigations by CNB have ascertained that the container departed from a European country and had passed through another port of call before arriving at Hai Phong City on 11 December 2020. The container in which the cannabis packages were found did not pass through or originate from Singapore.
3. Nonetheless, CNB will continue to work closely with our foreign counterparts against transnational drug trafficking activities.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 December 2020