Malaysian man arrested with 1.8kg of heroin worth about $127,000 at Tuas Checkpoint

Heroin seized at Tuas Checkpoint on July 23, 2018.
Heroin seized at Tuas Checkpoint on July 23, 2018.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old Malaysian man was arrested at Tuas Checkpoint on Monday morning (July 23) for attempting to bring about 1,820g of heroin into Singapore, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Tuesday.

The heroin had been packed into six separate bundles, which were placed in a backpack carried by the man. He attempted to flee on his motorcycle when checkpoint officers were checking him.

The heroin seized is enough to supply 860 abusers for a week and is worth about $127,000, CNB said.

CNB investigations are ongoing.

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