About 1.38kg Of Heroin Seized At Woodlands Checkpoint
13-Mar-2017 filed under Press Releases
On 11 March 2017 at about 5.05pm, a checkpoint officer directed an arriving Malaysia-registered motorcycle for further inspection at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
2. During the course of checks, four black bundles suspected to contain heroin were found concealed under the motorcycle seat. Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were immediately alerted. The lone 30-year-old male Malaysian motorcyclist and the bundles were handed over to CNB for further investigations.
3. About 1.38kg of heroin were found in the four bundles. The estimated street value of the heroin seized is more than S$96,000.
4. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws1, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week.
5. Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore's security, and security checks are critical to our nation’s security. The Home Team agencies will continue to conduct checks on passengers and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle in undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 MARCH 2017
Heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 11 March 2017 (Photo: CNB)
1 This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.