Attempted Importation of Large Amount of Cannabis & ‘Yaba’ Tablets

10 Jul 2018

            In the dawn hours of 9 July 2018, a 27-year-old male foreign national was arrested by officers from the Airport Police Division.  The male foreign national was wanted for an earlier case of forgery for the purpose of cheating, and was arrested when he was entering Singapore. 

 

2          The officers proceeded to search the luggage belonging to the 27-year-old and found a total of about 3kg of cannabis and 4,831 ‘Yaba’ tablets.  About 79 fragments of ‘Yaba’ tablets were also recovered.  The cannabis were found hidden within canisters and boxes labelled as containing food items.  The ‘Yaba’ tablets and fragments were found concealed within a handphone box.

Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis and ‘Yaba’ tablets found concealed within canisters and boxes labelled as containing food items, recovered from a male foreign national on 9 July 2018.

Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis and ‘Yaba’ tablets found concealed within canisters and boxes labelled as containing food items, recovered from a male foreign national on 9 July 2018.


Photo-2 (CNB): Close-up view of cannabis found concealed in box labelled as containing food items, recovered from a male foreign national on 9 July 2018.

Photo-2 (CNB): Close-up view of cannabis found concealed in box labelled as containing food items, recovered from a male foreign national on 9 July 2018.
 

3          Swift follow-up investigations by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) led to the arrest of the suspected intended recipient of the drugs found within the luggage.  The suspect, a 24-year-old male foreign national, was arrested in the vicinity of Portsdown Road. 

 

4          Investigations are ongoing.  The 3kg of cannabis seized, is enough to feed the addiction of more than 420 drug abusers for a week.

 

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

10 JULY 2018

 

 

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017