Over 2kg of cannabis seized in CNB operations

03 Jun 2016

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized over 2.1kg of cannabis, 112g of ‘Ice’, 89g of heroin, 50 Ecstasy tablets and a small amount of ketamine worth over S$88,600, in a 11-day island-wide operation carried out over the course of two weeks (23 May to 3 June 2016). 111 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the island-wide operations.

The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and the areas covered included Clementi, Geylang, Tampines, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Sembawang, Punggol and Bukit Panjang.

Case involving the seizure of over 100g of cannabis

In one of the operations in this island-wide operation, CNB officers visited an apartment in the Orchard Road area and arrested a 29-year-old male Singaporean within the unit. He was suspected to have ordered a parcel containing drug apparatus via the internet. A search of the apartment revealed over 100g of cannabis, about 20g of ‘Ice’, Ecstasy tablets, Erimin-5 tablets, and a small amount of ketamine. Drug-taking apparatus were also recovered.

CNB will continue to stay vigilant against the different modus operandi and work with our counterparts to prevent attempts to bring in controlled drugs through the postal system or other means.

Photo 1: Drug taking apparatus and drugs seized during one of the operations in CNB’s island wide operation.

Drug taking apparatus seized during one of the operations in CNB’s island wide operation.

Drugs seized during one of the operations in CNB’s island wide operation.

CNB operation dismantling the activities of a drug syndicate, seizing over 2kg of cannabis

In a separate case, a suspected drug runner, a 26-year-old male Singaporean, was tailed by CNB officers to a suspected drug store in the vicinity of Yishun. A while later, the suspected drug runner and the suspected syndicate leader, another 26-year-old male Singaporean, met up with two suspected drug clients, a 25-year-old and a 29-year-old (both male Singaporeans). Officers later arrested the two suspected drug clients and found about 110g of cannabis on them.

The suspected syndicate leader, the suspected drug runner and another 20-year-old drug associate were also arrested separately. CNB officers subsequently raided the suspected drug store, arresting a suspected drug associate, a 26-year-old male Singaporean, within. Officers also recovered about 1.8kg of cannabis and a small amount of ‘Ice’, with an estimated street value of over S$62,000.

Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing. Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.

Photo 2: Cannabis seized during CNB operation on 2 June 2016

Cannabis seized during CNB operation on 2 June 2016

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
3 JUN 2016

[1] 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 abusers for a week.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017