Over $15,600 worth of cannabis found in Malaysian car at Woodlands Checkpoint

The block of cannabis seized by Customs officers on Jan 4, 2016.
The block of cannabis seized by Customs officers on Jan 4, 2016.PHOTO: ICA

SINGAPORE - More than 400g of cannabis worth over $15,600 was seized from a car at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Monday (Jan 4), authorities said in a statement.

The Malaysia-registered car was stopped by officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for routine checks at Woodlands Checkpoint on Monday at about 7.40pm.

In the course of inspection, ICA officers found a black bundle under the front passenger seat.

It contained approximately 475g of cannabis, estimated to be worth more than $15,600.

ICA arrested the passenger, a 27-year-old Malaysian man.

He was taken to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) for further investigations.

Investigations are ongoing, CNB and ICA said in the joint statement issued on Tuesday.