On 7 June 2017 at about 11.40pm, a checkpoint officer directed an arriving Singapore-registered car, driven by a 28-year-old Singaporean man, for further checks at Woodlands Checkpoint. He was accompanied by a 21-year-old Singaporean man.
During the course of checks, two bundles were found at the engine compartment of the car and one bundle was found in a compartment at the right-side of the car boot. The three bundles were suspected to contain a total of 3kg of cannabis, estimated to
be worth about S$30,000. The two men were placed under arrest and the case handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.
The cannabis that were seized at the Woodlands Checkpoint (Photo: CNB)
One of the drug packages hidden in the car’s compartment. (Photo: CNB)
Investigations are ongoing. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty. 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 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
9 JUNE 2017