One kilogram of of crystalline substances believed to be ‘Ice’ was seized on Thursday (2 August) from a 45-year-old male Malaysian at Woodland checkpoint.
In a press release on Friday (3 August), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that in the evening hours of Thursday, its officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Woodlands checkpoint.
The authority said that during the course of checks, ICA officers detected a total of seven bundles of suspected controlled drugs, packed in clear ziplock bags.
“One ziplock bag was hidden behind the gear console, while the other six were concealed within the gear console,” ICA stated.
ICA said that the driver, a 45-year-old male Malaysian was placed under arrest and the case was handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
According to the authority, the seven bundles were later found to contain a total of about 1kg of crystalline substances believed to be ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth about S$100,000.
Investigations are ongoing.
Under the Misuse of Drug Act, those convicted of trafficking in more than 250g of methamphetamine may face the death penalty. 1kg of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 570 abusers for a week.