1.4kg of heroin and 1kg of cannabis found hidden in lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint

Officers found 1.4kg of heroin and 1kg of cannabis.
Officers found 1.4kg of heroin and 1kg of cannabis.PHOTO: CNB
The lorry which the drugs were found in.
The lorry which the drugs were found in.PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - Immigration officers found 1.4kg of heroin and 1kg of cannabis in a lorry that was trying to enter Singapore on Friday.

The Malaysian-registered lorry was carrying consignment of 23 pre-stressed planks, which are large concrete slabs used in construction, when it tried to pass through the Woodlands Checkpoint.

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers conducting a routine check on the vehicle found the drugs hidden within its trailer cabin. The haul of drugs is estimated to be worth $130,400.

The driver, a 27-year-old Malaysian man, as well as the drugs seized, were referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.