Man in possession of cannabis arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint

Man in possession of cannabis arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint
Block of cannabis seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on July 22, 2015.
PHOTO: Central Narcotics Bureau

SINGAPORE - Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) have arrested a 20-year-old Malaysian man for attempted to enter Singapore with a packet of cannabis strapped around his waist.

The drugs were detected by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday morning when the suspect was stopped for routine checks.

ICA officers detected a bulge around his waist. A package wrapped with newspapers and plastic wrapper suspected to be cannabis was found on the man's back, tucked in his pants.

The seized package was found to contain about 900g of cannabis, worth an estimated street value of about $29,000. The amount of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of 128 cannbis abusers for a week.

Investigations are ongoing.

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

klim@sph.com.sg

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