1.9kg cannabis found on 2 Malaysians at Woodlands checkpoint

1.9kg cannabis found on 2 Malaysians at Woodlands checkpoint
PHOTO: ICA and CNB

SINGAPORE - Blocks of cannabis weighing a total of 1.9kg and worth an estimated $62,000 were found on two Malaysian men at the Woodlands checkpoint on Tuesday evening.

The men, both 20 years old, were riding a Malaysia-registered motorcycle.

A checkpoint officer had observed an unusual bulge under the motorcyclist's clothes. When Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers conducted further checks, they discovered a total of four blocks of cannabis strapped to the subjects' backs and groin areas.

The suspects and the blocks of cannabis were handed over to officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

ICA and CNB said in a joint statement that the amount of cannabis found on the suspects is enough to sustain the drug habit of about 270 cannabis abusers for a week.

Those convicted of importing more than 500g of cannabis could be sentenced to death.

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