- On 23 October 2017 at about 2.35pm, a checkpoint officer directed an arriving Malaysia-registered motorcycle, driven by a lone 27-year-old male Malaysian, for further checks at Tuas Checkpoint.
- During the course of checks by officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), two bundles of suspected controlled drug wrapped in black tape were discovered hidden inside the left and right fairings
of the motorcycle. The man was placed under arrest and the case was handed over to the CNB for further investigations. The two bundles were later found to contain a total of about 1kg of cannabis, estimated to be worth about S$10,000.
Cannabis seized at Tuas Checkpoint (Photo: CNB)
- Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty. 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 abusers for a week.
- 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
24 OCTOBER 2017