More than 2kg of cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

A car that was seized in a Home Team operation on Feb 25, 2015. -- PHOTO: ICA/CNB
A car that was seized in a Home Team operation on Feb 25, 2015. -- PHOTO: ICA/CNB
Cannabis and other drugs seized in a Home Team operation on Feb 25, 2015. -- PHOTO: ICA/CNB
Cannabis and other drugs seized in a Home Team operation on Feb 25, 2015. -- PHOTO: ICA/CNB

SINGAPORE - More than 2kg of cannabis and other controlled drugs were seized yesterday at Woodlands Checkpoint after a routine car check.

At 9.35am on Wednesday, an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officer found three bundles suspected to contain cannabis in the car of a 20-year-old Malaysian.

Central Narcotics Bureau officers launched a follow-up operation to arrest a suspected accomplice. The 23-year-old Malaysian accomplice was captured near Woodlands at about 11.20am the same day.

Upon further inspection, officers found a drug haul containing 2.2kg of cannabis, 248g of heroin, 294g of Ketamine, 720 Erimin-5 tablets and 50 Ecstasy tablets in the Malaysian-registered car at Woodlands Checkpoint.

The drugs have a street value of more than $112,000.

The two men are being investigated for suspected drug trafficking. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of importing more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.

rtan@sph.com.sg