In the afternoon hours of 28 June 2018, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were deployed in the vicinity of Tampines Street 83 to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker believed to be dealing in sizeable amounts of a variety of drugs.
2 At about 4:30pm, officers spotted the suspect – a 28-year-old Singaporean male – at the void deck of a block, together with a female companion – a 28-year-old Singaporean. Officers moved in swiftly to effect arrest of the two suspects.
3 From the male suspect, officers recovered an improvised drug-smoking apparatus. From within a bag the male suspect was carrying, officers recovered a total of about 384g of cannabis, 33g of ‘Ice’ and three Erimin-5 tablets. From within a bag the female suspect was carrying, officers recovered a small amount of cannabis.
4 Officers proceeded to search the white-coloured rented car of the male suspect, which was parked in the vicinity. From within the car, officers recovered a total of about 4,835g of cannabis, 1,056 Erimin-5 tablets, a small amount of ‘Ice’, a bottle containing cannabis resin, a digital weighing scale, three knives, three grinders and two drug-smoking apparatus.
Photo-1 (CNB): Rented car in which cannabis, Erimin-5 and ‘Ice’ were recovered from within, during CNB operation on 28 June 2018.
Photo-2 (CNB): Blocks of cannabis recovered from within a rented car, during CNB operation on 28 June 2018.
5 Officers subsequently raided the male suspect’s official residence located in the vicinity of Hougang Avenue 1. From within the unit, a total of 214 Erimin-5 tablets, 37 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, one LSD stamp, 4g of cocaine and a packet of cannabis resin were recovered. Later in the night, while the suspect’s vehicle was undergoing a scan, the male suspect surrendered a total of 16 containers of cream suspected to contain cannabis oil extract.
Photo-3 (CNB): Drugs recovered from within unit in Hougang, during CNB operation on 28 June 2018.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of both suspects are ongoing. The cannabis seized in this operation is the largest cannabis seizure yet for 2018, and is enough to feed the addiction of more than 700 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 JUNE 2018