2 Singaporeans arrested in Yishun for growing cannabis plants

One of the cannabis plants (left) seized in the CNB raid and the makeshift greenhouse (right) allegedly used by the suspect in the cultivation of the plants. (PHOTOS: CNB)

SINGAPORE — Two Singaporeans have been arrested for cultivating cannabis out of a residential unit in Yishun.

The suspected drug offenders, a 44-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, were nabbed on Monday (9 September) at a home in the vicinity of Yishun Street 31, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a joint press release on Tuesday.

CNB raided the unit after the ICA detected glass apparatuses suspected to be drug-smoking utensils at the Parcel Post Section of SingPost Centre. Inside the unit, officers found more glass apparatuses, a makeshift greenhouse, two pots of cannabis plants as well as instructions – both printed and written – on how to cultivate the plants.

Investigations against both suspects are ongoing.

Equipment and instructions (left) for cultivating cannabis plants along with the room of the Yishun home (right) in which the plants were cultivated. (PHOTOS: CNB)

Cannabis is a Class A controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Those convicted of cultivating cannabis may be jailed up to 20 years, fined up to $40,000 or both.

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