Drugs, swords seized in CNB bust

A suspected drug dealer has been caught with about 5kg of cannabis, as well as other drugs and weapons.

On Monday afternoon, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers went to the area around Geylang Lorong 37, suspecting that the alleged drug trafficker, a 34-year-old Singaporean man, would be receiving a fresh shipment of cannabis.

At 4.20pm, a 45-year-old man, a suspected drug runner, was seen getting out of a van and placing a brown cardboard box beside a dustbin.

Within a few moments, the suspected dealer arrived in a car and drove off with the box.

His car was intercepted by CNB officers along Geylang Road and he was arrested on the spot.

The box was found to contain five blocks of cannabis, weighing a total of about 5kg.

Assorted drugs and weapons

Also found in his car were other drugs, including 164g of 'Ice', 137 Ecstasy tablets, 101 Erimin-5 tablets, drug paraphernalia and $26,000 in cash. Two samurai swords and a machete were also recovered in the suspect's car. (See photo above.)

Officers also caught the suspected drug runner at a petrol kiosk near Ipoh Lane, off Haig Road. A small packet of 'Ice' weighing about 1g was found in his van.

The two men will be investigated for drug trafficking.

Cannabis is a Class A controlled drug and those found to be trafficking more than 500g of it may face the death sentence.