$28,000 worth of drugs seized at Tuas Checkpoint

SINGAPORE - Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers seized a total of 3,999 Erimin-5 tablets on Wednesday during a routine check at Tuas Checkpoint.

At about 7.30pm that evening, a Malaysian-registered car driven by a 27-year-old Malaysian man was stopped by the ICA officers for routine checks at the checkpoint.

During the inspection, officers uncovered a black polythene package behind the glove compartment of the car. Finding it suspicious, they alerted the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

A further search of the car led to the recovery of another three similar black polythene packages, also hidden behind the glove compartment. They were later revealed to be the Erimin-5 tablets, which were seized. The tablets are estimated to have a potential street value of about $28,000. Investigations by CNB officers are ongoing.

samgohwy@sph.com.sg