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