A 27-year-old male foreign national was arrested by officers from the Airport Police Division for carrying a total of about 3kg of cannabis, 4,831 ‘Yaba’ tablets, as well as about 79 fragments of ‘Yaba’ tablets.
Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) revealed in a press release on Tuesday (10 July) that the man was arrested in the dawn hours of 9 July.
The bureau reported that the male foreign national was wanted for an earlier case of forgery for the purpose of cheating, and was arrested when he was entering Singapore.
All of the restricted items were found inside the man's luggage, hidden within canisters and boxes labelled as containing food items. While, the ‘Yaba’ tablets and fragments were found concealed within a handphone box.
Swift follow-up investigations by CNB led to the arrest of the suspected intended recipient of the drugs found within the luggage. The suspect, a 24-year-old male foreign national, was arrested in the vicinity of Portsdown Road.
Investigations are ongoing. The 3kg of cannabis seized, is enough to feed the addiction of more than 420 drug abusers for a week.