On 26 November, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) mounted an operation to take out a suspected drug syndicate, seizing about 2kg of cannabis, worth around S$66,000.
Officers were deployed at the vicinity of Tuas on the morning of 26 November 2015 after obtaining information that a local drug syndicate was believed to be receiving a fresh consignment of drugs. Officers observed a 19-year-old suspected drug accomplice meeting up with a 48-year old Malaysian lorry driver. After they parted, the 19-year old visited the hideout of the leader of the suspected drug syndicate, a 30-year-old Singaporean male at the vicinity of Tampines St 22.
CNB officers proceeded to raid the hideout of the 30-year-old, and arrested him. Two bundles of cannabis, approximately 2kg, were recovered from the rubbish chute at the ground floor of the building. Officers also arrested the 48-year-old Malaysian lorry driver at Woodlands Checkpoint. Cash of $3,600 was seized. The 19-year-old suspected drug accomplice was also arrested in the vicinity of Hougang MRT station while another 21-year-old suspected drug accomplice (Malaysian female) was arrested in the vicinity of the syndicate leader’s hideout.
Photo 1: Rubbish chute where two bundles of cannabis were found
Photo 2: Two bundles of cannabis seized
Photo 3: The cannabis and cash that was seized in CNB’s operation on 26 Nov 2015
Investigations into the drug activities of the four suspects are ongoing. Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.CNB will continue to stay vigilant against the harm of cannabis and other drugs, and keep our pace to prevent the flow of drugs to the ground.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 NOVEMBER 2015