Two separate raids net nearly 2kg of drugs and three suspected traffickers

A block of cannabis seized during the CNB operation on March 15, 2016.
A block of cannabis seized during the CNB operation on March 15, 2016.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - Nearly 2kg of cannabis and other drugs were seized, and three suspected drug traffickers were arrested, in two separate raids on Tuesday (March 15).

The drugs seized from the raids - led by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and supported by the police - were estimated to be worth more than $64,000, CNB said in a press release on Wednesday (March 16).

In the first raid conducted on Tuesday afternoon, officers raided a unit in Marsiling. Two suspected drug traffickers, both Singaporean males aged 41 and 42, were arrested.

A search of the unit recovered about 940g of cannabis and small amounts of "Ice" and heroin.

In the second raid conducted at Woodlands on the same day, officers arrested a suspected drug trafficker - a 29-year-old Singaporean male - inside a unit. A search of the premises recovered about 1kg of cannabis and an assortment of other drugs.

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