In the evening hours of 2 August 2018, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Woodlands checkpoint. During the course of checks, ICA officers detected a total of seven bundles of suspected controlled drugs, packed in clear ziplock bags. One ziplock bag was hidden behind the gear console, while the other six were concealed within the gear console. The driver, a 45-year-old male Malaysian was placed under arrest and the case was handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
2. The seven bundles were later found to contain a total of about 1kg of crystalline substances believed to be ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth about S$100,000. Investigations are ongoing.
Photo (CNB): “ICE” seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 2 August 2018.
3. Under the Misuse of Drug Act, those convicted of trafficking in more than 250g of methamphetamine may face the death penalty. 1kg of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 570 abusers for a week.
4. Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore’s security. The Home Team agencies will continue to conduct checks on passengers and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle in undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
3 AUGUST 2018