On 29 October 2018 at about 1.55pm, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Woodlands Checkpoint. During the course of checks, ICA officers detected several black bundles from the back compartment of the car, suspected to contain controlled drugs.
2 Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau’s (CNB) Woodlands team were alerted to the discovery. Intensive further searches of the car were conducted by both ICA and CNB officers, and a total of about 2.95kg of cannabis, 2.38kg of heroin and 546g of ‘Ice’ were recovered. The drugs were packed in various bundles and were concealed in various parts of the car, including the aircon vents, seat covers, and rear seats backrest. The entire seizure is estimated to be worth about S$256,000.
Photo (CNB): Cannabis, heroin & ‘Ice’ seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 29 October 2018
3 The driver of the car, a 37-year-old Malaysian male, was arrested for suspected importation of controlled drugs. Investigations are ongoing. 2.95kg of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 421 abusers for a week. 2.38kg of heroin is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,133 abusers for a week. 546g of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 312 abusers for a week.
4 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
30 OCTOBER 2018