Four Malaysians have been arrested for allegedly trafficking about $373,000 worth of drugs. They were arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint for attempting to bring in about 3.2kg of heroin, worth about $336,000, and 250g of "Ice", worth about $37,000.
Two of the male suspects, aged 20 and 29, were attempting to clear immigration in a Malaysia-registered car on Wednesday evening when their vehicle was stopped by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officers. Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers subsequently placed the pair under arrest.
A search of their car was conducted and 16 bundles of heroin and "Ice" were uncovered from one of the door panels. A small amount of "Ice" was also found from the compartment behind the car radio.
About an hour after the pair's failed entry, the two other suspects, a 31-year old man and a 23-year old woman, arrived at the checkpoint in a Malaysia-registered car. Both were immediately placed under arrest. The first pair are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty. Investigations are ongoing with regard to the second pair of suspects.