CNB seizes 4kg of cannabis, arrests 4 suspected drug offenders

16 Dec 2018 | Drugs, Law Enforcement

SINGAPORE – The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has seized about $50,000 worth of drugs, including 4kg of cannabis and arrested four men over suspected drug offences.

The bureau said in a statement on Saturday (Dec 15) that 4kg of cannabis can feed the addiction of 571 abusers for a week.

The drugs were seized in an operation CNB conducted on Friday. Its narcotics officers were deployed in the area around Hougang Avenue 7. They then followed a 31-year-old Singaporean man to a medical facility near Keng Lee Road.

The suspect was seen meeting a 26-year-old Singaporean man and a 24-year-old Malaysian man.

The 26-year-old later departed in a taxi, while the other two suspects left the medical facility together in a Malaysia-registered car.

The car was intercepted along Keng Lee Road by CNB officers from the Special Task Force and the two suspects were arrested.

About 1.88kg of cannabis was recovered from the car.

Around $1,100 in cash was recovered from the 24-year-old Malaysian.

Narcotics officers then raided the 31-year-old man’s Hougang residence, where another 2.13kg of cannabis, 92g of Ice and 56g of new psychoactive substances were recovered.

Another team of CNB officers raided a shophouse unit along Geylang Road, where the 26-year-old suspect who left the medical facility earlier was arrested.

A 29-year-old Singaporean man was also arrested at the Geylang shophouse.

CNB is currently investigating the drug activities of all the suspects.