4 held over $373,000 worth of heroin, Ice

SINGAPORE - Four Malaysians have been arrested for allegedly trafficking about $373,000 worth of drugs.

They were caught at the Woodlands Checkpoint trying to bring in 250g of Ice, worth about $37,000, and about 3.2kg of heroin, worth about $336,000. The heroin seizure is one of the largest this year.

Two male suspects, aged 20 and 29, were trying to clear immigration in a Malaysia-registered car on Wednesday evening when their vehicle was stopped by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officers.

A search of the car revealed 14 bundles of heroin and two bundles of Ice hidden in one of the door panels. A small amount of Ice was also found in a compartment behind the car radio.

Central Narcotics Bureau officers subsequently placed both men under arrest at the scene.

About an hour after the pair had tried to gain entry, the other two suspects, a 31-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, arrived at the checkpoint in a Malaysia-registered car. Both were immediately arrested.

The first pair are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty. Investigations are ongoing with regard to the second pair of suspects.


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