Drug Trafficker Arrested and More Than 4kg of Illicit Drugs with Street Value of $177,000 Seized

11 May 2022

          Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers arrested a 31-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug trafficking activities on 9 May 2022. A total of about 65g of ‘Ice’, 2,155g of cannabis, 5g of ketamine, 360g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, multiple LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, 1,310g of Erimin-5 tablets and 700g of tampered sachets of beverage mix believed to contain controlled drugs were seized during the operation. These drugs have an estimated street value of $177,000. The seizure of 2,155g of cannabis can feed the addiction of about 307 abusers.

2.           In the evening of 9 May, CNB officers raided a hotel room in the vicinity of Bras Basah Road. Officers had to effect forced entry as the man had refused to comply with the lawful orders of the officers. Officers promptly arrested the man in the bathroom, where he was suspected to have been disposing drugs into the toilet bowl. A total of about 65g of ‘Ice’, 2,155g of cannabis, 5g of ketamine, 360g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, multiple LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, 1,310g of Erimin-5 tablets and 700g of tampered sachets of beverage mix believed to contain controlled drugs were recovered from various locations in the hotel room, including the toilet bowl, cistern and drainage.

 
CNB drug bust 11 May 2022

CNB drug bust 11 May 2022

Photos 1 and 2 (CNB):
Packets of cannabis, which was recovered from the toilet bowl in a hotel room in the vicinity of Bras Basah Road, seized in a CNB operation on 9 May 2022.

 
CNB drug bust 11 May 2022

Photo 3 (CNB): 
About 700g of tampered sachets of beverage mix believed to contain controlled drugs seized from a hotel room in the vicinity of Bras Basah Road in a CNB operation on 9 May 2022.

CNB drug bust 11 May 2022

Photo 4 (CNB): 
A total of about 65g of ‘Ice’, 2,155g of cannabis, 5g of ketamine, 360g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, multiple LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, 1,310g of Erimin-5 tablets and 700g of tampered sachets of beverage mix believed to contain controlled drugs seized in a CNB operation on 9 May 2022.


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

It is not surprising that drug trafficking syndicates have continued to exploit various novel drug concealment methods to evade CNB’s persistent enforcement actions. In this operation, we saw how syndicates have tampered milk tea sachets to hide their drugs. CNB will spare no efforts in launching well-timed operations to prevent these drugs from contaminating our society. We will also carry out our duty to prevent unscrupulous offenders from enticing the unsuspecting public and youths to consume these drugs.”

4.           CNB would like to remind the public to not consume products unknown to them. Members of the public can contact the CNB hotline at 1800-325-6666 for advice and assistance if they come across suspected drug activities or items suspected to contain drugs. Those who have drug-related information can make a report to CNB by calling 1800-325-6666 or at https://www.eservices.cnb.gov.sg/feedback.

5.           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, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

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

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

11 May 2022