On 2 March 2020, at about 7.15am, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Tuas Checkpoint when they noticed the driver to be visibly nervous.
2. During the course of checks, ICA and CNB officers found six bundles of cannabis concealed at various parts of the car. The total weight of the cannabis in the six bundles was about 2,353g, estimated to be worth about S$27,000.
3 The 24-year-old Malaysian man was placed under arrest and the case was handed over to CNB for further investigation. The cannabis seized in this case is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 340 abusers for a week.
4 Cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act. The consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any controlled drugs is an offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
5 Safeguarding Singapore’s borders remains ICA’s top priority. The same methods of concealment used by contraband smugglers may be used by terrorists to smuggle arms and explosives to carry out attacks in Singapore. ICA will continue to conduct security checks on passengers, cargos and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands across our borders.
Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis found within a Malaysia-registered car, at Tuas Checkpoint, on 2 March 2020.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
3 March 2020