Seven suspects nabbed with 2.2kg of drugs by CNB and ICA
Published on May 10, 2014 9:28 AM
More than 2kg of controlled drugs, including heroin, with a street value of $170,000 were seized following the arrest of a Malaysian at Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday morning.
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a joint statement on Saturday that the male suspect was driving a Malaysia-registered car through the checkpoint when he was stopped by ICA officers at 8.45am.
"In the course of inspection, the ICA officers found bundles wrapped with black masking tape, suspected to be controlled drugs, hidden in the car's front fenders," said the two Home Team agencies. "The seized bundles contained a total of about 1,153g of heroin and 185g of cannabis amounting to a potential street value of more than $127,000."
Subsequent investigations later led the CNB to other suspects in Bedok and Tampines where four more men and two women were nabbed with other drugs such as Ice, Ecstasy and Erimin-5 tablets, as well as drug paraphernalia.
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