On 20 May 2015, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested one suspected drug trafficker who was believed to be trafficking in an assortment of drugs. From this operation, a total of about 1,270g of ‘Ice’, 183g of ketamine, 134g of synthetic cannabis, 257 Erimin-5 tablets and seven ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized. This sizeable haul of drugs had an estimated street value of more than S$239,000.
On 20 May 2015, at about 11.20am, a 48-year-old suspected drug trafficker was arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint. A search of the haversack carried by the 48-year-old male Singaporean recovered an assortment of drugs, including ‘Ice’, ketamine, Erimin-5, ‘Ecstasy tablets’ and synthetic cannabis. Various implements suspected to be used for making improvised drug smoking apparatus were also recovered.
CNB officers proceeded to raid the residence of the man in the vicinity of Holland Close. From within the unit, a large quantity of ‘Ice’ and an assortment of other drugs were found and seized. Numerous empty plastic sachets, glass apparatus and one digital weighing scale were also recovered.
Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of the 48-year-old are ongoing. If convicted, he may face the death penalty. The 1,270g of ‘Ice’ seized in this operation could potentially feed the abuse habit of about 720 ‘Ice’ abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
21 MAY 2015
Assortment of drugs seized in CNB operation on 20 May 2015