Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), on Wednesday seized drugs worth over 300,000 dollars from a Singapore-registered car at Woodlands checkpoint, ICA and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), said in a statement.
The authorities said five suspected drug traffickers were arrested.
The ICA officers uncovered Erimin-5 tablets concealed in a box of washing powder in a Singapore-registered car.
A total of about 3.1 kg of “Ice,” 2 kg of cannabis, 1,700 Erimin-5 tablets and 60 “Ecstasy” tablets were then uncovered when CNB conducted further checks on other boxes.
The 35-year-old Singaporean driver was arrested and CNB followed up with an operation to arrest the suspected intended recipients of the seized drugs, said the statement.
Another four suspects were also arrested on Wednesday, according to the statement.
ICA said investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing.
Trafficking more than 250 grams of methamphetamine or more than 500 grams of cannabis will face death penalty under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act. (Xinhua/NAN)