5kg of cannabis worth $167,000 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

5kg of cannabis worth $167,000 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

SINGAPORE - 5kg of cannabis worth more than $167,000 was seized during a routine check at the Woodlands Checkpoint, said a joint statement issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) today.

On Nov 6, ICA officers uncovered 10 parcels wrapped with aluminium foil from the rear of the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) driven by a 28-year-old Malaysian man at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

The driver and parcels were handed over to CNB, which conducted further investigations. The packages were later found to contain cannabis.

On the same day, CNB arrested a 48-year-old Singaporean man who is believed to be the intended recipient of the drugs seized from the Malaysian.

Investigations are ongoing. If convicted of trafficking more than 500g of drugs, the suspects may face the death penalty.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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