ICA & CNB Joint News Release - More than 1kg of heroin worth S$155,000 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

25 Mar 2014

On 24 March 2014 at about 7.35pm, a male Malaysian riding a Malaysia-registered motorcycle was stopped by officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for routine checks upon arrival at Woodlands Checkpoint.

During the course of inspection, the ICA officers found three black bundles suspected to be controlled drugs, in the left and right cavities under the motorcycle seat. Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were immediately alerted of the detection. The 28-year-old man and exhibits were handed over to CNB for further investigations.

The seized bundles contained about 1,483g of heroin amounting to a potential street value of S$155,000. This amount of heroin is estimated to be able to sustain 705 abusers for a whole week.

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.

25 MARCH 2014

Heroin seized at WCP

Heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint 24 Mar 2014

Motorcycle seized at WCP

Motorcycle seized at Woodlands Checkpoint 24 Mar 2014