Suspected drug trafficker arrested, 5.2kg of cannabis seized

Blocks of cannabis recovered from a rented car during an operation by the by Central Narcotics Bureau on June 28, 2018.
Blocks of cannabis recovered from a rented car during an operation by the by Central Narcotics Bureau on June 28, 2018.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old suspected drug trafficker was arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday (June 28) in Tampines Street 83.

A total of 5.2kg was seized during the operation, the largest cannabis seizure yet for 2018. The amount is enough to feed the addiction of more than 700 abusers for a week.

CNB said in a statement on Friday that its officers were deployed there to conduct observation on a suspected drug trafficker believed to be dealing in sizeable amounts of a variety of drugs.

The suspect was arrested at the void deck of a block at about 4.30pm, together with a female companion - a 28-year-old Singaporean.

From a bag the male suspect was carrying, officers recovered a total of about 384g of cannabis, 33g of Ice and three Erimin-5 tablets. An improvised drug-smoking apparatus was found on him.

Officers also recovered a small amount of cannabis from within the bag the female was carrying.

CNB officers then proceeded to search the white-coloured rented car of the male suspect, which was parked in the vicinity. From within the car, officers recovered about 4,835g of cannabis, 1,056 Erimin-5 tablets, a small amount of Ice, a bottle containing cannabis resin, a digital weighing scale, three knives, three grinders and two drug-smoking apparatus.

Subsequently, officers raided the male suspect's official residence located in the vicinity of Hougang Avenue 1.


Drugs recovered from the unit in Hougang Avenue 1. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

In the unit, 214 Erimin-5 tablets, 37 Ecstasy tablets, one LSD stamp, 4g of cocaine and a packet of cannabis resin were recovered.

While the suspect's vehicle was undergoing a scan that night, the male suspect surrendered a total of 16 containers of cream suspected to contain cannabis oil extract.

Investigations into the drug activities of both suspects are ongoing.