3,520 sleeping tablets seized at Changi Airport T1: ICA

3,520 sleeping tablets seized at Changi Airport T1: ICA

SINGAPORE - A total of 3,520 sleeping pills, Nitrazepam, were uncovered from a male Bangladesh national's luggage during routine checks upon arrival at Changi Airport Terminal 1 on Dec 11, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a statement today.

ICA officers found the tablets hidden in a cardboard box within the man's luggage, and handed both suspect and items over to the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for further investigations.

In addition, HSA reminds the public that it is an offence to import or sell substances listed in the Poisons Act without necessary licenses from the Authority.

Anyone found guilty of breaching the Poisons Act will face a fine of up to $10,000 and/or an imprisonment term of up to two years.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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