SINGAPORE — Three men suspected of trafficking more than S$51,000 worth of drugs were arrested on Tuesday (Sept 5). Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) also seized about 2kg of cannabis and 466g of heroin, the agency said in a press release on Wednesday.
The operation began on Tuesday, when officers were sent to conduct an observation on a suspected drug trafficker, near a car park at Woodlands Town Garden.
At around 11am, they spotted the suspect, a 29-year-old Singaporean man, arriving in a car.
Not long after, a Malaysian motorcyclist, 26, rode up to the car and handed a bag to the Singaporean man, who then drove away.
The motorcyclist then went on to pick up a 21-year-old Malaysian man. As the two were leaving the car park, CNB officers swooped in to nab them.
The Singaporean driver was later arrested at the junction of Jalan Toa Payoh and Upper Serangoon Road.
Officers found packs of cannabis and heroin bundled up in the car, along with more than S$4,000 in cash.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, there is a death penalty for those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis.
The CNB said that 1kg of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 143 drug abusers for a week.
It reminds the public that the unauthorised consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any Class A controlled drug, including cannabis, is an offence.