Singapore man arrested for suspected trafficking of drugs worth $239,000

Singapore man arrested for suspected trafficking of drugs worth $239,000
Assortment of drugs seized in CNB operation on May 20, 2015

SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old Singaporean man has been arrested for suspected drug trafficking an assortment of drugs worth an estimated street value of more than $239,000.

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) had seized a total of about 1.27kg of 'Ice', 183g of ketamine, 134g of synthetic cannabis, 257 Erimin-5 tablets and seven 'Ecstasy' tablets from the operation.

The 'Ice' could potentially feed the abuse habit of about 720 abusers for a week, said CNB.

On May 20 at around 11.20am, the man was arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint after a search of his haversack revealed an assortment of drugs.

Various implements suspected to be used for making improvised drug smoking apparatus were also recovered.

CNB officers proceeded to raid the residence of the man in the vicinity of Holland Close.

From within the unit, a large quantity of 'Ice' and an assortment of other drugs were found and seized.

Numerous empty plastic sachets, glass apparatus and one digital weighing scale were also recovered.

Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of the man are ongoing.

If convicted, he may face the death penalty.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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