Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And Yet Another Drug Bust At Woodlands Checkpoint

Wow - if officers at Woodlands Checkpoint were operating on a 'bonus per bust' scheme, I reckon they'd be getting very rich lately!! We've seen cannabis hidden in pants, the 'consumption frog' contraband cigarettes saga, and now the latest in the border activities in Northern Singapore - Home Team agencies have seized a variety of several drugs with a street value of S$64,600.

The 'mixed bag' this time, consisted of 227.9 grammes of heroin, 1.3 grammes of 'Ice', 694 'Erimin-5' tablets and 50 'Ecstasy' tablets, along with digital scales, various drug paraphernalia, and even a stun gun.

All three people arrested in this bust were Malaysian - a 26-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman and her 24-year-old male accomplice.

Around 10.35am on Saturday, officers inspected a Singapore-registered taxi that was transporting the 26-year-old Malaysian man.

In the back passenger seat, they uncovered a black plastic bag containing 690 'Erimin 5' tablets and about 227.9 grammes of heroin.

The man quickly came clean and divulged the entire plot to the officers. He was due to deliver the drugs to a Malaysian woman at a taxi stand in Woodlands. His fee for the courier run? - a mere 50 ringgit!!

For such a small profit, the man is facing charges of importing a controlled drug. If convicted, he's looking at a minimum five year jail term and five strokes of the cane.

About two hours after the first arrest, officers then nabbed the 29-year-old Malaysian woman and her 24-year-old male accomplice at a taxi stand in Woodlands.

Uncovered were drug paraphernalia, approximately 0.7 grammes of 'Ice', 50 'Ecstasy' tablets, 1 'Erimin-5' tablet and a stun gun - all hidden in their silver Mitsubishi Gallant.

The woman was also carrying three 'Erimin-5' tablets on her person, and the man was found with 0.6 grammes of 'ice'.

Once again, they are facing charges of conspiracy to import a controlled drug. If convicted, they will also receieve a minimum 5 years, and the man might get at least five strokes of the cane on top of the jail term.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great work!