Malaysian man who tried to smuggle 2 cannabis bundles into Singapore arrested

The bundles were found hidden in the left and right fairings of the motorcycle and were worth an estimated $10,000.
The bundles were found hidden in the left and right fairings of the motorcycle and were worth an estimated $10,000.PHOTO: CNB/ICA

SINGAPORE -A 27-year-old Malaysian man who tried to smuggle two bundles of cannabis into Singapore was arrested at Tuas Checkpoint on Monday (Oct 23).

The man, who was riding a Malaysia-registered motorcycle, was directed for further checks at about 2.35pm.

Officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) found two bundles of suspected controlled drugs hidden in the left and right fairings or shells of the motorcycle.

The bundles, which were wrapped in black tape, were later found to contain about 1kg of cannabis in total, worth an estimated $10,000.

The man was arrested and the case was handed over to CNB for more investigations.

Those found guilty of trafficking more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.

Twice that amount of cannabis can feed the addiction of about 143 abusers for a week.