Two caught in first NPS arrest

03 May 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested two male Singaporeans aged 22 and 23 for New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) related offences on 2 May 2014. This was the first arrest made for NPS related offences after a list of such substances were listed as Class A controlled drugs on 1 May 2014. A total of about 94 grams of “K2”[1] or synthetic cannabis were seized from the arrest.

On the evening of 2 May 2014, a team of CNB officers arrested two male Singaporeans aged 22 and 23 in a shopping centre in Tampines. About 71.7g of synthetic cannabis were found on the suspects. The 22-year-old male Singaporean was suspected to have been trafficking in synthetic cannabis. CNB officers followed up with a raid of the 22-year-old suspect’s residence and recovered another 22.3g of synthetic cannabis.

The 22-year-old suspect will be investigated for trafficking in a controlled drug. If found guilty, he could face a minimum of 5 years’ imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane.

CNB reminds the public of the dangers of abusing NPS, which could cause serious side effects[2]. CNB will continue to take strong enforcement action against abusers and traffickers of NPS to keep our streets drug-free.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
3 MAY 2014

“K2” seized by CNB officers in an operation conducted on 2 May 2014

“K2” seized by CNB officers in an operation conducted on 2 May 2014

“K2” seized by CNB officers in an operation conducted on 2 May 2014.

[1] For more information on “K2”, please refer to US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Drugs of Abuse”, 2011 report Page 62, or Page 5 of “The Challenge of NPS”, a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global SMART Programme Mar 2013.

[2] For more information on the dangers of abusing NPS, please see: http://www.cnb.gov.sg/drug-information/drugs-and-inhalants.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017