On 23 April 2014 at about 6am, a 21-year-old 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 bundles of brownish substance, suspected to be heroin, under the motorcycle’s rear seat. Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were immediately alerted of the detection. The male Malaysian and the exhibits found were handed over to CNB for further investigations.
CNB officers then conducted a further search on the male Malaysian and found one bundle of brownish substance, suspected to be heroin, hidden in his undergarment.
The seized bundles contained a total of about 980g of heroin, amounting to a potential street value of more than S$102,000. The amount of heroin seized is enough to sustain about 466 abusers for a week.
In a follow-up operation conducted on the same day, CNB officers arrested an 82-year-old male Singaporean believed to be the intended recipient of the drugs seized from the male Malaysian. Investigations are ongoing.
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
23 APRIL 2014
Heroin seized in an operation conducted by Home Team agencies on 23 April 2014.
A close-up shot of the heroin seized in an operation conducted by Home Team agencies on 23 April 2014.