In the pre-dawn hours of 23 July 2018, a 22-year-old Malaysian male was arrested at the Tuas Checkpoint for attempting to bring into Singapore a total of about 1,820g of heroin which were packed in six separate bundles. The bundles were placed in a backpack carried by the 22-year-old Malaysian, who had attempted to ride off on his motorcycle when he was being checked by a checkpoint officer.
Photo-1 (CNB): Heroin seized at Tuas Checkpoint on 23 July 2018.
2 Investigations by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) are ongoing. 1,820g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of more than 860 abusers for a week[*].
3 Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore’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
24 JULY 2018
[*] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.