On 9 September 2019, CNB officers raided a residential unit at the vicinity of Yishun Street 31. This was following a detection of glass apparatuses, suspected to be used for smoking drugs, by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at Parcel Post Section of SingPost Centre. From within the unit, officers found glass apparatuses and two pots of cannabis plants and various equipment and printed/written instructions on cultivation of cannabis plants. Two suspected drug offenders, a 44-year-old male and a 52-year-old female, both Singaporeans, were arrested within the unit. Investigations are ongoing.
Photo-1 (CNB): Equipment and instructions on cultivation of cannabis plants, within a residential unit in vicinity of Yishun Street 31, raided by CNB on 9 September 2019.
Photo-2 (CNB): View of area within a residential unit, where a makeshift greenhouse was erected for cultivation of cannabis plants, raided by CNB on 9 September 2019.
Photo-3 (CNB): View of interior of makeshift greenhouse, erected within a residential unit, raided by CNB on 9 September 2019.
Photo-4 (CNB): Two pots of cannabis plants seized by CNB on 9 September 2019.
Photo-5 (CNB): Closer view of cannabis plant seized by CNB on 9 September 2019.
2 CNB would like to remind the public that cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act. The consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any controlled drugs is an offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Cultivation of the cannabis plant is an offence under the same Act. Any person convicted of cultivating the cannabis plant may face a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment or $40,000 fine or both.
3 Safeguarding Singapore’s borders remains ICA’s top priority. ICA will continue to conduct security checks on passengers, cargos and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands across our borders.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
10 SEPTEMBER 2019