Malaysian man caught with 2kg of cannabis at Woodlands Checkpoint

The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $66,000, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and ICA in a joint statement. -- PHOTO: IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY/CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU 
The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $66,000, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and ICA in a joint statement. -- PHOTO: IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY/CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU 

SINGAPORE - A Malaysian man was arrested at the Woodland Checkpoint on Saturday morning, after he was found carrying some 2kg of cannabis.

The 22-year-old had strapped the drugs to the front and back of his body, and was caught during a routine check by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $66,000, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and ICA in a joint statement.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of importing more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty. Investigations are ongoing, said the CNB and ICA.