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2 MEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, MORE THAN 4KG OF CANNABIS SEIZED

More Than 4Kg of Cannabis Seized; Two Arrested for Suspected Drug Trafficking Offences

03 Nov 2022

      Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers arrested two Singaporean men, aged 32 and 40, for suspected drug trafficking activities on 2 November 2022. A total of about 4,440g of cannabis, two Erimin-5 tablets, 237 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, sweets believed to contain cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and 7g of substances believed to be controlled drugs, with an estimated street value of $145,000, were seized during the operation. The seizure of 4,440g of cannabis can feed the addiction of about 630 abusers for a week.

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2.    In the afternoon of 2 November, CNB officers arrested the 32-year-old Singaporean man in the vicinity of Jurong West Street 81, and about 3,383g of cannabis was recovered from him. A residential unit in the same vicinity was also raided by CNB officers, and the 40-year-old Singaporean man was arrested in the unit. A total of about 86g of cannabis and two Erimin-5 tablets were seized from the unit. About 7g of substances believed to be controlled drugs were also recovered from a riser located on the same floor of the residential unit.

3.     The 32-year-old man was also escorted to his residence located in the vicinity of Tampines Ave 9 in the evening, and a total of about 971g of cannabis, 237 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, sweets believed to contain cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms were recovered.

Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): About 3,383g of cannabis was recovered from a 32-year-old Singaporean man in a CNB operation conducted on 2 November 2022.

Photos 3 and 4 (CNB): Controlled drugs, including psilocybin mushrooms or more commonly known as ‘magic mushrooms’, seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Tampines Ave 9 in a CNB operation conducted on 2 November 2022.

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Photo 5 (CNB): Some of the controlled drugs seized in a CNB operation conducted on 2 November 2022, which saw the arrests of two Singaporean men.

4.    Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 500g of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

5.    Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.

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