Two arrested after more than 2.2kg cannabis and other controlled drugs seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Two arrested after more than 2.2kg cannabis and other controlled drugs seized at Woodlands Checkpoint
Cannabis and other drugs seized in a Home Team operation on 25 February 2015.

SINGAPORE - Two men were arrested after 2.2kg of cannabis, 248g of heroin, 294g of ketamine, 720 Erimin-5 tablets and 50 Ecstasy tablet were found in a Malaysia-registered car at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers said a 20-year-old Malaysian man was arrested when the car he was travelling in was directed for routine checks. An ICA officer uncovered three bundles suspected to contain cannabis from within the car.

CNB officers then launched a follow-up operation to arrest the accomplice of the 20-year-old suspected drug trafficker. A 23-year-old male Malaysian accomplice was arrested in the vicinity of Woodlands at about 11.20am in the same morning.

After the follow-up operation, officers from CNB, ICA and the SPF K9 Unit conducted further checks on the car and more drugs were uncovered.

Investigations on both men are ongoing. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, those convicted of importing more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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