About 1.1kg of methamphetamine and 1kg of ketamine seized, drug syndicate dismantled

26 Sep 2016

CNB conducted an operation on 23 September 2016, crippling a drug syndicate, and seizing over $20,000 in cash, about 1.1kg of methamphetamine (or ‘Ice’), about 1kg of Ketamine, more than 50 Ecstasy tablets and 180 Erimin-5 tablets worth a total of over S$218,000.

On 23 September, CNB officers were deployed in the Geylang area to conduct observations on a unit of a suspected drug trafficker, a 32-year old male Singaporean. CNB officers then spotted a 41-year-old male Malaysian and a 25-year-old female Singaporean approaching the back alley of the unit separately. The woman was then observed to have left the alley with a brown paper bag.

Subsequently, CNB officers proceeded to raid the unit, arresting the 32-year-old male suspected trafficker and the 25-year-old female Singaporean. About 1 kg of Ice and 1 kg of Ketamine were seized from the brown paper bag. Other amounts of ‘Ice’, more than 50 Ecstasy tablets, 180 Erimin-5 tablets and cash amounting to S$19,200 were also recovered in the unit.

Meanwhile, CNB officers continued to keep observation on the 41-year-old male Malaysian to Eunos Avenue and arrested him, seizing a white envelope containing S$950 from him.

Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act allows for the death penalty if the amount of methamphetamine trafficked exceeds 250g[1].

Photo 1: Methamphetamine or ‘Ice’ seized during a CNB operation on 24 September 2016

Photo 1: Methamphetamine or ‘Ice’ seized during a CNB operation on 24 September 2016

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
24 SEPTEMBER 2016

[1] 250g of methamphetamine is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 185 abusers for a week. This is estimated using a typical purity level of about 77%, based on drug seizures in recent years.

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