On 19 December 2015 at about 4.20pm, an officer from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) directed a Malaysia-registered motorcycle, ridden by a lone female Malaysian, for routine checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
During the course of checks, the officer found about 470g of heroin and 980g of cannabis inside her backpack. The haul of drugs is estimated to be worth approximately S$65,000.
The 23-year-old female and the seized exhibits were referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.
Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore's security, and security checks are critical to our nation’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.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
20 DECEMBER 2015
(CNB Photo) Heroin and cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 19 Dec 2015