In a joint operation conducted on 25 October 2013, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) thwarted a smuggling attempt of 7.1kg of ‘Ice’ at the Changi Airport. This is the largest single ‘Ice’ seizure for 2013.
At about 8.30pm on 25 October 2013, a CNB officer checked on a female South African at the arrival hall of Changi Airport Terminal 3. With the assistance of ICA officers, the woman's luggage was X-rayed and ICA officers noticed anomalies.
CNB officers found two wrapped bundles contained in a small bag in the woman’s luggage, believed to be ‘Ice’. The drugs had a street worth of about S$1.4million.
The 43-year-old woman was immediately arrested. Investigations are on-going. If convicted, she may face the death penalty.
CNB and ICA will continue with our vigorous and stringent checks at the checkpoints. We are warning syndicates in the region that Singapore has zero tolerance for illicit drug activities and will not allow any individuals or drug syndicates to make use of Singapore’s excellent connectivity as a transit hub for illegal drug activities.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
26 OCTOBER 2013
Bundles of 'Ice' seized at Changi Airport on 25 October 2013
The luggage seized at Changi Airport on 25 October 2013
Ice seized by CNB on 25 October 2013