Singapore: 4.5kg of cannabis seized in CNB operation; 2 officers injured

SINGAPORE: Two men were arrested on Tuesday (Jun 4) during an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), with an estimated S$692,000 (US$514,222) worth of drugs seized.

CNB said on Thursday its officers intercepted a car in a multi-storey carpark near Choa Chu Kang Street 41 on Tuesday night, and arrested the 38-year-old driver and his 27-year-old passenger.

A search of the vehicle found about 4.5kg of cannabis, 968g of Ice or methamphetamine, 63g of ketamine, 1,180 Erimin-5 tablets, about 1.1kg of Ecstasy and 181 lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) stamps.

Another 50 Erimin-5 tablets were seized from a nearby riser.

Two CNB officers were injured during the operation, sustaining lacerations on their arms as the suspects – both Singaporeans – refused to comply and “resisted arrest violently”.

The officers subsequently received outpatient treatment for their injuries.

The cannabis and Ice seized in the operation can feed the addiction of about 1,200 abusers for a week, CNB said.

“Drug traffickers only care about making profits and will stop at nothing to get it – even if it means causing harm to our society and inflicting injuries on CNB officers,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Aaron Tang, CNB’s director of intelligence, added.

“But this will not deter us … in fact, this will only strengthen our resolve to work harder to disrupt their nefarious drug activities.”

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

Anyone found guilty of trafficking more than 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis may face the mandatory death penalty.

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