On 6 February 2020, at about 6.50am, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers conducted checks on an arriving Malaysia-registered car at Tuas Checkpoint.
2. During the course of checks, the ICA officers’ suspicions were aroused when they spotted packages concealed in the rear seat cushion of the car. A total of 2,898g of cannabis and 125g of ‘Ice’ was retrieved from the packages. The estimated worth of this seizure is about S$41,000. The 2,898g of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 410 abusers for a week.
3. The 23-year-old male Malaysian driver was immediately placed under arrest and the case was handed over to Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) for further investigation.
4. CNB would like to remind the public that cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act. The consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any controlled drugs is an offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
5. Safeguarding Singapore’s borders remains ICA’s top priority. The same methods of concealment used by contraband smugglers may be used by terrorists to smuggle arms and explosives to carry out attacks in Singapore. ICA will continue to conduct security checks on passengers, cargos and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands across our borders.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 FEBRUARY 2020
Photo (CNB): Drugs seized from within a Malaysia-registered car, at Tuas Checkpoint, on 6 February 2020.