Malaysian motorcyclist found with 250g of 'Ice' in his socks at Woodlands Checkpoint

Two packets of substances, believed to be "Ice", were seized.
Two packets of substances, believed to be "Ice", were seized.PHOTO: ICA

SINGAPORE - A 24-year-old Malaysian motorcyclist was found with about 250g of "Ice", or methamphetamine, hidden in his socks at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday (May 17).

The man had driven his Malaysia-registered bike to the Checkpoint, where he was directed for further checks by an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer, the ICA and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a joint news release on Thursday (May 18).

One packet of what is believed to be "Ice" was found inside the man's left sock, and another in his right.

CNB officers were immediately alerted, and took the man and the suspected drugs for further investigations.

The two packets weighed about 250g and are worth an estimated S$30,000.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of trafficking more than 250g of methamphetamine can be sentenced to death.

That amount is enough to feed the addiction of about 185 abusers for a week.

Investigations are ongoing.