On 22 June 2015, about 980g of cannabis and 37g of ‘Ice’ were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) at the Tuas Checkpoint and two suspected drug importers were arrested. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$39,000.
At about 10.20pm of 22 June 2015, CNB officers at the Tuas Checkpoint, together with officers from the Singapore Police Force K9 unit, conducted a routine check on a Malaysia-registered motorcycle. One black bundle suspected to contain cannabis was found concealed underneath the seat and the two male Malaysians on the motorcycle, a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old, were immediately placed under arrest.
CNB officers conducted a further search of the motorcycle and recovered two more black bundles. Subsequently, the 19-year-old male surrendered a packet of ‘Ice’ to the officers.
Investigations on both arrested persons are ongoing. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of importing more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 JUNE 2015
Photo 1: Cannabis and ‘Ice’ seized by CNB at Tuas Checkpoint on 22 June 2015
Photo 2: Motorcycle seized by CNB at Tuas Checkpoint on 22 June 2015