On 4 December 2015 at about 2.20pm, a Malaysia-registered lorry was stopped by officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for routine checks upon arrival at Woodlands Checkpoint. The lorry was conveying a consignment of 23 pieces of pre-stressed planks.
In the course of inspection, ICA officers found about 1.4kg of heroin and 1kg of cannabis within the trailer cabin. The haul of drugs is estimated to be worth approximately S$130,400.
The 27-year-old male Malaysian driver and the seized exhibits were referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) for further investigations.
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
5 DECEMBER 2015
(CNB photo 1): Cannabis and heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 4 Dec 2015
(CNB photo 2): Lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint in which the drugs were found