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Cops smoke out weed hidden in fire extinguisher

Sep 28, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Singapore police recently got all fired up after making several drug-related scores in the city-state, including busting a resident with about six kilograms of cannabis and other drugs concealed in three fire extinguishers.

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The man was arrested after officers with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) recovered several drugs from his vehicle last week, notes a CNB Facebook post.

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Recreational cannabis is illegal in Singapore and its “addictive and harmful nature supports our position that cannabis should remain an illicit drug,” according to the CNB. “Examples of other countries have clearly shown that a permissive attitude towards the use of cannabis exacts a high cost on society.”

Singapore has strict laws against trafficking, possession, consumption and import or export of illicit drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.

Police photo of confiscated weed from the hollowed-out fire extinguisher. /
Police photo of confiscated weed from the hollowed-out fire extinguisher. / Photo by Central Narcotics Bureau

Possession or consumption of weed can spark a 10-year prison sentence upon conviction, while illegal trafficking, importing or exporting — depending on the amount — carries a possible death sentence.

In the Facebook post, the CNB reports officers seized almost 13 kilograms of drugs as part of two operations. As a result, five suspected drug offenders, between the ages of 31 and 42, were arrested on Sept. 26.

In all, the police found about eight kilograms of cannabis, two kilograms of ‘ice,’ two kilograms of heroin and other unspecified illegal drugs. The total estimated value was about $750,500.

Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.

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