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Thai woman detained at airport after 3.2kg of Ice found in haversack

Published on Dec 27, 2012 6:44 PM
 
Checkpoint officers detained a Thai woman on Wednesday after they found 3.2kg of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as Ice, in her haversack. The 29-year-old suspect was at an immigration counter at Changi Airport Terminal 3, when officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) approached her for a routine baggage check. --ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Checkpoint officers detained a Thai woman on Wednesday after they found 3.2kg of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as Ice, in her haversack.

The 29-year-old suspect was at an immigration counter at Changi Airport Terminal 3, when officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) approached her for a routine baggage check.

They had discovered anomalies in the scanned images of her haversack, and when they opened it, found a package, wrapped in aluminium foil, hidden in side the inner linings of the haversack. There was another package, also wrapped in aluminium foil, hidden in the base cardboard of the haversack.

The woman and the two packages were handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.

 
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