Singapore Mercedes driver arrested after police seized drugs worth $182,000 in his home

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) says it recently arrested a 32-year-old Singaporean man who had drugs worth $182,000 in his home. 

The individual was caught by police in his Mercedes, which was parked in the vicinity of Bukit Timah Road. He was then escorted to his home in Punggol Field where the CNB discovered the stash of drugs. 

“A total of about 2,123g of cannabis, 967g of heroin, 131g of ‘Ice’, 123g of ketamine, 263g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and 1,325g of powdery substances believed to contain controlled drugs, with an estimated street value of $182,000, were seized during the operation,” the CNB said in a statement.  

To emphasize the amount, the CNB said that the quantity of cannabis confiscated could “feed the addiction of about 300 abusers for a week” and the amount of heroin in custody could “feed the addiction of about 460 abusers for a week”.

“Despite knowing the harms of drugs, drug traffickers continue to peddle drugs and profit at the expense of people’s lives and livelihoods,” said Senior Assistant Director of Intelligence Operations, SUPT William Tan.

He added that to prevent and disrupt the circulation of drugs in society, CNB’s tough laws and enforcement hope to send a “strong signal of deterrence against illicit drug activities”.

Meanwhile, police said investigations are still ongoing. 

If found guilty of trafficking drugs in the amounts detailed by the police, the 32-year-old would most likely face a mandatory death penalty sentencing. 

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