In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 22 June 2021, three Singaporeans and one foreign national, comprising three males and one female aged 25 to 38, were arrested for suspected drug activities. A total of about 3,159g of cannabis, 14g of ‘Ice’, 9g of cocaine, 79 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, one Erimin-5 tablet, 108 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and 51 baked goods and butter believed to be infused with cannabis were seized from the operation. Cash amounting to $4,100 was also recovered. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth more than $57,000.
2. In the morning of 22 June, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Siglap Walk and arrested a 30-year-old Singaporean male and 25-year-old Singaporean female therein. A search was conducted in the unit, and a total of about 3,159g of cannabis, 14g of ‘Ice’, 9g of cocaine, 79 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, one Erimin-5 tablet, 108 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and 51 baked goods and butter believed to be infused with cannabis were seized from the same unit, along with cash amounting to $4,100. A 25-year-old Singaporean male and 38-year-old male foreign national who later came to the same unit separately were also arrested for suspected drug activities.
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): A total of about 3,159g of cannabis were seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Siglap Walk in a CNB operation on 22 June 2021.
Photo 3 (CNB): Controlled drugs, including baked goods believed to be infused with cannabis, seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Siglap Walk in a CNB operation on 22 June 2021.
3. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized from the operation is sufficient to feed about 520 cannabis abusers for a week.
4. CNB is aware that cannabis has been decriminalised or legalised in various jurisdictions around the world, and the sale of cannabis and / or products containing cannabis may be allowed in those countries. Notwithstanding, there is well-founded and strong research that has shown short-term and long-term adverse effects associated with cannabis use, including impairments to one’s respiratory and cognitive functions. These findings corroborate with Singapore’s position that cannabis should remain an illicit drug.
5. Assistant Commissioner Leon Chan, Deputy Director CNB (Operations), said: “Singapore stands firm in our belief that every person should have the right to live in an environment free of drugs. CNB will continue to conduct rigorous, well-timed enforcement operations to neutralise drug activities, and keep the streets of Singapore safe from drugs. CNB will like to remind the public that the consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any controlled drugs, including cannabis, cannabis products and cannabis edibles, is an offence under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act.” Members of the public are advised to contact the CNB hotline at 1800-325-6666 for assistance if they come across suspected food products or wish to report any drug-related activities.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 June 2021