In the dawn of 14 March 2020, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers were deployed in the vicinity of Canberra Walk to conduct observation on a group of suspected drug traffickers. Officers spotted two suspects – a 28-year-old and a 46-year-old, both Singaporean males – arriving in the vicinity in a lorry. The 28-year-old suspect was spotted to have alighted and proceeded to Level-8 of a block of flats, while the 46-year-old suspect remained in the driver’s seat on the lorry. A short while later, the 28-year-old suspect came back to the lorry and both suspects departed the area, tailed by a party of CNB officers.
2 Both suspects were tailed to the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and arrested after both had alighted from the lorry. A total of about 1,095g of powder substance, believed to contain new psychoactive substances (NPS), were found at the rear cargo compartment of the lorry. Concurrently, another party of CNB officers raided a Level-8 unit in the vicinity of Canberra Walk and arrested two suspects – a 34-year-old Malaysian male and a 59-year-old Singaporean male – within the unit.
3 In a follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested three other suspected drug offenders, all Singaporean males. A 27-year-old suspect was arrested in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. From within the suspect’s residential unit, a total of 62 packets of vegetable matter, with “Butterfly” image, believed to be laced with NPS, was found.
4 A 25-year-old suspect was arrested within his residential unit in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 81. A small amount of loose vegetable matter, believed to be laced with NPS, was found within the unit.
5 Another 27-year-old suspect was arrested within his residential unit, also in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 81. One packet of vegetable matter, believed to be laced with NPS, was found within the unit.
Photo-1 (CNB): Packet of vegetable matter believed to be laced with NPS, seized in CNB operation on 14 March 2020.
Photo-2 (CNB) : Powdered substance, believed to contain new psychoactive substance (NPS), seized from lorry, in CNB operation on 14 March 2020.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
16 MARCH 2020