$138,000 worth of heroin seized at checkpoint

A joint operation between officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) at Woodlands Checkpoint netted over 900g of illicit drugs.

At about 5am yesterday, a Malaysian-registered car driven by a Malaysian man was stopped for checks.

The 24-year-old driver of the gold-coloured saloon car was interviewed by ICA and CNB officers and the vehicle was subjected to inspection.

In the presence of the man, two bundles wrapped with black masking tape were found in a hidden compartment underneath the centre armrest console of the vehicle.

The bundles were believed to contain about 920g of heroin, with a street value of approximately $138,000.

The man was immediately detained and, together with the seized exhibits, handed over to CNB for further investigations.

He is being investigated for drug importation. If convicted, he may face the death penalty.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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