Some of the drugs seized in an operation conducted by CNB from 16 to 17 April 2019 (Source: CNB).

$45,000 worth of drugs seized in operation by CNB

Drugs worth about $45,000 seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) earlier this week.

The bureau said that a 38-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker was arrested in the late hours of Tuesday (16 April) in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13, however, the suspect resisted arrest violently and necessary force was effected to place him under arrest.

CNB said that prior to the arrest, the suspect discarded a sling bag, which was recovered and found to contain two bundles of “Ice’ weighing a total of about 276g.

Under escort by CNB officers, the residential unit of the suspect, located at Teck Whye Avenue, was also raided.

According to the authority, 80 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, three Erimin-5 tablets and about two grammes of ‘Ice’ were recovered from within the unit.

Another party of CNB officers arrested the second suspect, a 31-year-old Malaysian male, at the Woodlands Checkpoint and cash of S$5,100 was recovered from the suspect.  Prior to his arrest, this male Malaysian was believed to have met up with the 38-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Woodlands.

The bureau said that continued follow-up investigations led to the arrest of another two suspects, a 21-year-old female and a 25-year-old male, both Singaporeans, in the vicinity of Temple Street in the early hours of 17 April.

A total of about 1,212g of cannabis and 80 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from within the car both suspects were in when they were arrested.  The 21-year-old female is suspected to be associated with the 38-year-old suspect arrested in Woodlands.

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

According to the bureau, the 1,212g of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 173 abusers for a week.  The 278g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 159 abusers for a week.