Following the seizure of heroin over the weekend at Woodlands Checkpoint, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers intercepted another consignment of about 558 grammes of Ice and 100 Ecstasy tablets worth more than S$170,600. The drugs are meant for the domestic market.
On 7 February 2012 at about 5.30 pm, CNB officers stopped one 27-year-old male Malay Singaporean in a Singapore-registered vehicle for checks at Woodlands Checkpoint. His 54-year-old mother and 24-year-old girlfriend were also in the same vehicle.
With the help of officers from SPF K9 and ICA, CNB officers recovered a black pouch in the centre console, between the driver seat and front passenger seat. The pouch was found to contain two improvised glass pipes, Ziplock bags and a weighing scale. The officers also found a detergent box in the car boot, which was tampered with to conceal three bundles of crystalline substances believed to be Ice (weighing about 554 grammes) and two packets containing a total of 100 tablets believed to be Ecstasy. A staples box containing a packet of crystalline substance weighing about 4 grammes, believed to be Ice, was found concealed in the man’s underwear.
The man is being investigated for the offence of drug importation. If convicted, he may face the death penalty. The two women are also being investigated for their involvement in the case.
CNB will continue to remain vigilant in our vigorous enforcement actions at the checkpoints and inland to maintain a strong deterrent presence against both drug traffickers and abusers alike.
Central Narcotics Bureau
8 February 2012
Ice and Ecstasy seized
Centre console of vehicle where improvised glass pipes, ziplock bags and a weighing scale were found
Detergent box tampered to conceal drugs