On 18 May 2017 at about 10.45pm, an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer directed an arriving Singapore-registered car, driven by a lone 33-year-old male Singaporean, for further checks at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
During the course of checks, ICA officers uncovered five bundles, suspected to be controlled drugs (later found to be Erimin-5 tablets), from the rear of the car’s glove compartment. Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were immediately
alerted. Thereafter, CNB officers recovered another bundle of Erimin-5 tablets and three bundles of ‘Ice’ concealed within the car. A total of 3,000 Erimin-5 tablets and about 260g of ‘Ice’ were recovered. The seized drugs are
estimated to be worth about S$55,000. Investigations are ongoing.
The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of methamphetamine trafficked exceeds 250g. 250g of methamphetamine is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 185 abusers for a week.
Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore's security, and security checks are critical to our nation’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
19 MAY 2017
Bundles containing Erimin-5 tablets seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 18 May 2017