Nearly 8kg of drugs worth about S$343,000 seized, man arrested

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‘"Ecstasy" tablets seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Geylang Road in a CNB operation on 6 September 2022. (PHOTO: CNB)

SINGAPORE — A 42-year-old Singaporean man was arrested on Tuesday (6 September) for suspected drug offences, including possession of drugs estimated to be worth close to $343,000.

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a media release on Thursday that its officers nabbed the suspect in the vicinity of Geylang Road, with the man putting up a violent struggle to resist arrest, forcing the officers to use necessary force to subdue him.

A total of about 134 grams of "Ice", 1,671g of cannabis, 77g of ketamine, 54g of "Ecstasy" tablets and 50 Erimin-5 tablets were recovered from the man.

He was then escorted to his hideout in the same vicinity, where about 525g of "Ice", 3,422g of cannabis, 365g of ketamine, 198g of "Ecstasy" tablets, 95 Erimin-5 tablets, 17 bottles of liquid believed to contain 1,195g of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and 136g of tampered sachets of beverage mix believed to contain controlled drugs were seized from the residential unit.

More drugs seized on Thursday morning

On early Thursday morning, the man was also escorted to a suspected drug store in an industrial building in the vicinity of Eunos Avenue 3. Another 399g of tampered sachets of beverage mix believed to contain controlled drugs were seized from one of the storage units in the building.

In total, the drugs seized estimated to be worth close to $343,000. The seizure of 659g of "Ice" can feed the addiction of about 380 abusers for a week, while 5,093g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 720 abusers for a week.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, if a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

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

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