On 14 January 2015 at about 7.30pm, a Malaysian-registered car driven by a 27-year-old male Malaysian was stopped by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officers for routine checks upon arrival at the Tuas Checkpoint.
During the course of inspection, the ICA officers uncovered one black polythene package hidden behind the glove compartment. The package looked suspicious and officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were immediately alerted. A further search of the car led to the recovery of another three black polythene packages also hidden behind the glove compartment.
A total of 3,999 Erimin-5 tablets amounting to a potential street value of about S$28,000 were seized. Investigations are ongoing.
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
15 JANUARY 2015
CNB Photo 1: Erimin-5 tablets seized in a joint ICA-CNB operation on 14 January 2015 at the Tuas Checkpoint.