On 6 November 2014 at about 10.40am, a 28-year-old male Malaysian driving a Malaysia-registered multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was stopped by officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for routine checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
During the course of inspection, the ICA officers found several parcels wrapped with aluminium foil from within the rear of the MPV. A total of 10 parcels, suspected to be controlled drugs, were uncovered. Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)
were immediately alerted to the detection. The male Malaysian and the items found were handed over to CNB for further investigations.
In a follow-up operation conducted on the same day, CNB officers arrested a 48-year-old male Singaporean believed to be the intended recipient of the drugs seized from the 28-year-old male Malaysian.
The seized parcels contained a total of about 5kg of Cannabis amounting to a potential street value of more than S$167,000. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g
of cannabis may face the death penalty.
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
7 November 2014
CNB Photo 1: Cannabis seized in an ICA-CNB joint operation on 6 November 2014.
CNB Photo 2: A close-up shot of the cannabis seized in an ICA-CNB joint operation on 6 November 2014.
CNB Photo 3: A car that was seized in an ICA-CNB joint operation on 6 November 2014.