2 arrested for attempting to smuggle 1kg of cannabis

2 arrested for attempting to smuggle 1kg of cannabis
PHOTO: Central Narcotics Bureau

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested two suspected drug importers at the Tuas Checkpoint on Monday who had attempted to import into Singapore 980g of cannabis and 37g of Ice.

CNB said the drugs, which were seized, are estimated to be worth more than $39,000.

CNB officers and the K9 unit from the Singapore Police Force conducted a routine check on a Malaysia-registered motorcycle last night at 10.20pm.

One black bundle suspected to contain cannabis was found concealed underneath the seat and the two male Malaysians on the motorcycle, a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old, were immediately placed under arrest.

CNB officers conducted a further search on the motorcycle and recovered two more bundles. The 19-year-old suspect then surrendered a packet of Ice to the officers.

Investigations on both arrested persons are ongoing.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of importing more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.


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