Two bundles of heroin worth about $106,000 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Officers from ICA and CNB found the two bundles of heroin under the motorcycle seat and arrested the man.
Officers from ICA and CNB found the two bundles of heroin under the motorcycle seat and arrested the man.PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - Two bundles of heroin worth about $106,000 were seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday (Oct 25) morning, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a press release.

ICA officers had directed an arriving Malaysia-registered motorcycle for further checks at about 6.30am. The rider was a 25-year-old Malaysian man.

Officers from ICA and CNB found the two bundles under the motorcycle seat and arrested the man.

The case was then handed over to CNB for further investigations.

The bundles were later found to contain about 1kg of heroin, estimated to be worth about $106,000.

Investigations are ongoing.

If the amount of diamorphine, or pure heroin, trafficked is more than 15g, the suspect could face the death penalty under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

That amount of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws - enough to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.

In the press release, the two agencies said that security checks at the borders are important for Singapore's security.

"The 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."