Swords, machetes and other weapons seized in CNB raid, 3 arrested for drug trafficking

Lok Jian Wen
The Straits Times
March 15, 2023

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers have arrested three Singaporeans suspected of drug trafficking offences in an operation in Ubi Avenue 1 and Bukit Timah.

They seized an assortment of narcotics worth around $118,000 and weapons including an airsoft pistol, machetes and swords, the agency said on Wednesday.

About 350g of methamphetamine or Ice, 778g of cannabis, 235g of ketamine, 41 Ecstasy tablets, 100 Erimin-5 tablets and 50 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps were seized during the operation on Monday.

A 32-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested after CNB officers raided a unit in Ubi Avenue 1. Most of the drugs, various paraphernalia and weapons were found there. The man is under investigation for possession of offensive weapons which also included knuckle dusters.

Another 32-year-old man was arrested in Bukit Timah, where he was found with 5g of Ice and other drug paraphernalia.

Superintendent Stanley Seah, deputy director of the CNB’s Intelligence Division, said armed drug traffickers increase the threats posed to its officers.

“But this will not deter us,” he added. “CNB officers will remain steadfast in our efforts to prevent drugs from flowing to the streets.”

Any person found guilty of trafficking more than 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis faces the death penalty.

Investigations into all three suspects are ongoing.

The Straits Times

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