Nearly 1kg of heroin, 120g of Ice worth $86,000 seized from motorcyclist at Woodlands Checkpoint

The heroin and Ice seized from the Malaysian motorcyclist at Woodlands Checkpoint.
The heroin and Ice seized from the Malaysian motorcyclist at Woodlands Checkpoint. PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - Drugs worth an estimated $86,000 were seized from a man riding a Malaysian-registered motorcycle at the Woodlands Checkpoint early Monday (April 25) morning, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a joint press release.

ICA officers had stopped the suspect, a 20-year-old Malaysian, upon his arrival at the checkpoint at around 5.20am.

About 460g of heroin was found in his bag and he was subsequently arrested.

The suspect was then referred to the CNB for further investigations, when officers recovered another 460g of heroin and about 120g of Ice from him.

Investigations are ongoing, ICA and CNB said.

They added that the Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine, or pure heroin, trafficked exceeds 15g -the equivalent of 1,250 straws that can feed the addiction of about 180 users for a week.