Large Seizure of Cannabis & Heroin at Tuas Checkpoint

26 Jul 2018

      On 25 July 2018 at about 7.35am, at Tuas Checkpoint, a checkpoint officer directed an arriving Malaysian-registered motorcycle, ridden by a 25-year-old male Malaysian work permit holder, for further checks.  While checking, the checkpoint officer found a total of about 912g of heroin under the motorcycle seat. 


2          Further checks were conducted on the motorcycle and the male suspect.  From the front basket of the motorcycle, about 986g of cannabis were recovered.  From a search of the suspect, about 3.98kg of cannabis were recovered, strapped onto different parts of his body.

Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis and heroin seized at Tuas Checkpoint on 25 July 2018.

Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis and heroin seized at Tuas Checkpoint on 25 July 2018.



3          Investigations by CNB are ongoing.  The 4,966g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 430 abusers for a week, while 912g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of more than 700 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.







26 JULY 2018

[*] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.