Two bundles containing approximately 930g of heroin were found in a Malaysia-registered vehicle by officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday (May 7).
In a joint statement released on Sunday by the ICA and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), the two bundles of heroin – estimated to be worth approximately S$65,000 – were discovered behind the glove compartment of the car at about 11.45am.
The driver was a 24-year-old male Malaysian.
Two other suspects – both 30 year old male Malaysians – have been arrested upon follow-up investigations conducted by CNB, the news release said. The three suspects are currently being investigated for drug trafficking.
The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g, the news release added.