SINGAPORE, May 10 – Singapore authorities have seized 2.2kg of drugs worth about S$170,000 and arrested seven people, including a Malaysian national. A joint-statement issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) today, stated that the Malaysian man driving a Malaysia-registered car was stopped by ICA officers for routine checks upon arrival at Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday morning. Following inspection, the ICA officers found bundles wrapped with black masking tape, believed to be controlled drugs, hidden in the car’s front fenders.
The seized bundles contained a total 1,153gm of heroin and 185gm of cannabis, amounting to a potential street value of more than S$127,000. Officers from CNB were immediately alerted of the detection. The 33-year-old man and the exhibits found were handed over to CNB for further investigations. At about noon the same day, CNB officers swooped in on a house in Bedok and arrested a 57-year-old Singaporean man and two women, a Singaporean and Indonesian aged 41 and 28 respectively.
An assortment of drugs, including 136gm of heroin, small amounts of syabu, ecstasy and Eramin-5 tablets, along with drug-related paraphernalia were also found in the house. About an hour later, another group of CNB officers were deployed to another house in Tampines, where they arrested three Singaporean men aged between 27 and 38 and seized 700gm of cannabis, 371 Eramin-5 tablets and small amounts of syabu and heroin. The authorities said the total amount of heroin seized would sustain about 615 addicts for a week.