Central Narcotics Bureau seizes 5kg of cannabis

A car driven by a 34-year-old suspected drug trafficker, who was arrested in a CNB operation at Geylang on Feb 23, 2015. -- PHOTO: CNB
A car driven by a 34-year-old suspected drug trafficker, who was arrested in a CNB operation at Geylang on Feb 23, 2015. -- PHOTO: CNB
Drugs and weapons seized in the CNB operation in Geylang on Feb 23, 2015. -- PHOTO: CNB 
Drugs and weapons seized in the CNB operation in Geylang on Feb 23, 2015. -- PHOTO: CNB 

SINGAPORE - A crackdown on a suspected local drug dealer on Monday yielded a drug haul containing about 5kg of cannabis, as well as other drugs and weapons.

On Monday afternoon, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers went to the area around Geylang Lorong 37 to keep watch on a 34-year-old Singaporean man, the alleged drug trafficker. They suspected he would be receiving a fresh batch of cannabis.

At about 4.20pm, a 45-year-old man, a suspected drug runner, was seen getting out of a van and placing a brown cardboard box beside a dustbin along Geylang Lorong 37, before leaving.

Within a few moments, the suspected dealer arrived in a car and drove off with the box.

His car was intercepted by CNB officers along Geylang Road and he was arrested on the spot.

The box was found to contain five blocks of cannabis, weighing approximately 5kg in total.

Also found in his car were other drugs including 164g of 'Ice', 137 'Ecstasy' tablets, 101 Erimin-5 tablets, a digital weighing scale, drug paraphernalia and S$26,000 in cash. In addition, two samurai swords and a machete were also recovered in the suspect's car.

Officers also caught the suspected drug runner at a petrol kiosk around Ipoh Lane. A small packet of 'Ice' weighing approximately 1g was found in his van.

The two men will be investigated for drug trafficking.

Cannabis is a Class A controlled drug and those found to be trafficking more than 500g of it could face the death sentence.

rtan@sph.com.sg