Eagle-eyed CNB officers intercepted drugs estimated to be worth more than S$87,000 at Woodlands Checkpoint

30 Mar 2013

On 30 March 2013, Central Narcotics Bureau officers at the Woodlands Checkpoint seized a total of about 745 grams of heroin and 279 grams of cannabis from a Malaysian national coming into Singapore. The total estimated worth of the haul is more than S$87,000.

At about 5:25am on 30 March 2013, a 19-year-old Malaysian national riding a Malaysian-registered motorcycle arrived at the Woodlands Checkpoint motorcycle arrival and was stopped by CNB officers conducting routine checks.

While conducting a thorough search of the man’s motorcycle, the eagle-eyed CNB officers spotted a missing screw on the fuel tank of the motorcycle. CNB officers then discovered three black bundles hidden under the fuel tank compartment.

From the three black bundles, CNB officers recovered about 745 grams of heroin from two of the bundles and another about 279 grams of cannabis from the third bundle. The man was immediately placed under arrest.

The man is being investigated for drug importation, and if convicted, he may face the death penalty.

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
30 MARCH 2013

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Heroin and cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint, 30 March 2013

CNB: Heroin and cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint, 30 March 2013

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Heroin and cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint, 30 March 2013

CNB: Heroin and cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint, 30 March 2013

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017