A Malaysian man was caught at the Woodlands Checkpoint for attempting to smuggle nearly 2kg of heroin on Wednesday.
At about 4.05pm, an officer from the police K-9 unit stopped the 27-year-old, who looked suspicious, in the motorcycle lane, and conducted a search with a black labrador.
The officer found a bundle of drugs in the back-seat compartment of the Malaysia-registered motorcycle and suspected that more drugs were hidden on his body.
Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers at the checkpoint conducted further checks and found more drugs hidden on him and his motorcycle.
Altogether they seized four bundles of heroin weighing 1.93kg in total, with a street value of more than $135,000 and enough to feed the addiction of about 920 abusers for a week.
This is one of the largest single hauls of heroin this year.
The CNB said in a statement yesterday: "This case is a testament to the close working relationship among the Home Team agencies to keep illicit drugs from flowing into Singapore."
Investigations are ongoing. If convicted, the man could face the death penalty.
This article was first published on September 05, 2014.
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