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$155,000 worth of heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Published on Mar 25, 2014 5:36 PM
 
Heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on March 24, 2014. About 1.5kg of heroin was seized from under the seat of a Malaysian-registered motorcycle at about 7.30pm on Monday night, March 24, 2014, at the Woodlands Checkpoint, said a joint statement from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - About 1.5kg of heroin was seized from under the seat of a Malaysian-registered motorcycle at about 7.30pm on Monday night at the Woodlands Checkpoint, said a joint statement from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

The three bundles of controlled drugs, amounting to a street value of $155,000, were found by ICA officers in the cavities of the seat during a routine inspection.

The motorcyclist, a 28-year-old Malaysian, and the drugs were handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigation.

The amount of heroin is estimated to be able to sustain 705 abusers for about a week.