More than $65,000 worth of heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on May 7, 2016.
Heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on May 7, 2016.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - About 930g of heroin, estimated to be worth more than $65,000, was seized from a Malaysia-registered car at Woodlands Checkpoint on Saturday (May 7) morning.

An inspection of the car, driven by a 24-year-old male Malaysian, found two bundles suspected to be heroin behind the glove compartment, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a joint statement on Sunday (May 8).

Follow-up investigations conducted by CNB led to the arrests of two other suspects, both 30-year-old male Malaysians.

The three suspects are being investigated for drug trafficking.


The car driven by a 24-year-old male Malaysian who was arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint on May 7, 2016. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

 

ICA and CNB said Home Team agencies will continue to conduct checks on passengers and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle in undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands.

The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g.