An 18-year-old Singaporean male was arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers in the evening hours of Wednesday (11 July) for possessing about 2,906 grams of cannabis inside his backpack.

In a press release on Thursday, CNB stated that another party of its officers proceeded to raid the residence of another suspected drug trafficker – a 20-year-old Singaporean male.

According to the bureau, the 20-year-old suspect was observed to have met with the 18-year-old suspect earlier.  Four other suspected drug abusers, a 19-year-old and three 20-year-olds, all Singaporean males, were also arrested within the unit.

CNB noted that the residence of the 18-year-old suspect was subsequently raided and its officers recovered a total of about 45 grams of cannabis from within the unit.

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

The bureau noted that 2,951 grams of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 420 abusers for a week.

Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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