$360,000 worth of drugs seized, 5 men arrested during multi-location drug bust

CNB officers recovered about 1kg of Ice and 3kg of cannabis in an operation in Kranji Loop on Sept 7, 2020.
CNB officers recovered about 1kg of Ice and 3kg of cannabis in an operation in Kranji Loop on Sept 7, 2020.PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - Five men were arrested and drugs worth about $360,000 were seized during a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation in multiple locations on Monday (Sept 7).

Weapons, such as knives, were also recovered.

In addition, the authorities recovered a total of $19,865 in cash from two locations.

CNB said in a statement on Tuesday that its officers arrested three Malaysian men and two Singaporean men, aged between 24 and 33, for suspected drug activities.

On Monday morning, the officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 32 and arrested a 25-year-old Malaysian.

About 1g of Ice and $15,350 were recovered from the unit.

At the same time, another group of CNB officers raided another residential unit in the vicinity of Pasir Ris Street 12 and arrested a second 25-year-old Malaysian.

In a follow-up operation on Monday evening, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Kranji Loop to observe a 31-year-old Malaysian who was believed to have left a package in the area. The officers recovered about 1kg of Ice and 3kg of cannabis.

The man was then arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint.

In another follow-up operation on Monday evening in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 32, officers arrested two Singaporeans, aged 24 and 33.

The younger suspect put up a violent struggle during the arrest and necessary force was used to subdue him, said CNB.

 

About 1g of cannabis was found on him , along with $4,515 in cash and a parang with a 30cm-long blade.

Two packets that contained a total of about 1g of Ice and a "karambit" knife, which is shaped like a claw, were also found in his vehicle.


CNB officers seized a parang and a claw-shaped "karambit" knife in a follow-up operation on Sept 7, 2020. PHOTOS: CNB

All five men are being investigated for drug activities.

CNB said the total amount of Ice seized in the operation - amounting to about 1kg - is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 570 abusers for a week.

The total amount of cannabis seized - totalling about 3kg - is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 430 abusers over the same period.