A suspected drug offender who ordered cannabis and synthetic cannabis oil online has been arrested in an operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
A suspicious parcel - containing a packet of vegetable matter, believed to be cannabis, and four bottles of what was suspected to be synthetic cannabis oil - was referred to the CNB, the agency said yesterday.
On Tuesday, following investigations, officers raided the home of a 21-year-old man - the intended recipient of the parcel - and arrested him. They also found another four bottles of suspected synthetic cannabis oil.
A CNB spokesman said that unauthorised consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any Class A controlled drug like cannabis is an offence.
"There have been claims made about the efficacy of cannabis as a medicine," said the spokesman. "However, such claims are inconclusive and unproven."
Separately, three suspected drug traffickers were arrested and about 1.6kg of heroin, worth more than $100,000, was seized.
Investigations are ongoing.