Close to 9kg of Cannabis Seized; Sufficient to Feed More than 1,200 Abusers for a Week

31 Mar 2022

          Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers arrested a 35-year-old Malaysian man for suspected drug trafficking offences on 30 March 2022. A total of about 8,753g of cannabis and 463g of heroin, with a total estimated street value of $295,000, were seized during the operation. The seizure of 8,753g of cannabis can feed the addiction of about 1,250 abusers for a week, while the seizure of 463g of heroin can feed the addiction of about 220 abusers for a week.

2.           In the afternoon of 30 March, CNB officers arrested the man in the vicinity of Beach Road, and about 4,876g of cannabis was recovered from him. The man was escorted to his residence in the vicinity of Queensway, where about 3,877g of cannabis and 463g of heroin were further seized.

CNB drug bust 31 Mar 2022

Photo 1 (CNB):
A bag containing about 4,876g of cannabis, wrapped in gold foil, recovered from a 35-year-old Malaysian man in the vicinity of Beach Road in a CNB operation on 30 March 2022.

CNB drug bust 31 Mar 2022
 
Photo 2 (CNB): About 3,877g of cannabis seized from a chest of drawers in a residential unit in the vicinity of Queensway in a CNB operation on 30 March 2022.

CNB drug bust 31 Mar 2022

Photo 3 (CNB): A total of about 8,753g of cannabis and 463g of heroin, with a total estimated street value of $295,000, were seized in a CNB operation on 30 March 2022.
 

3.         Superintendent Aaron Tang, Director of Intelligence Division, said:

The drug seizures in this operation serve as a reminder of our firm zero-tolerance approach towards drugs, including cannabis. Cannabis is an illicit drug in Singapore. It is addictive, and its use can produce several harmful effects, such as irreversible brain damage, brain volume reduction, and serious mental / psychiatric illnesses.

Beyond their physical effects, illicit drugs exact a heavy price on our families and communities. Livelihoods are lost, relationships are destroyed, and families are broken.

In order to protect our society from the harm of drugs, CNB will continue to enforce strict laws against the trafficking, possession, consumption and import or export of illicit drugs. CNB will also not let up on our enforcement efforts to arrest drug abusers who purchase drugs from syndicates.”


4.           Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 500g of cannabis or 15g of pure heroin (diamorphine), he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

5.           Investigations into the drug activities of the arrested suspect are ongoing.

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

31 March 2022