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ICA OFFICERS STOPPED SMUGGLE OF A “GREENISH SUBSTANCE” AT WOODLANDS

A traveller who was heading into Singapore was stopped by ICA officers after he was found with 58grams of vegetative substance.

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The items were suspected to be cannabis and various drug paraphernalia was found.

Here is what ICA said:

On 8 August, officers from Woodlands Checkpoint foiled an attempt to smuggle suspected controlled drugs into Singapore during a joint operation with Home Team Agencies.

ICA officers detected about 58g of greenish vegetative substances suspected to be cannabis inside a traveller’s backpack, along with various drug paraphernalia.

The case was referred to CNB Drug Free SG for further investigation.

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As guardians of our borders, ICA will continue to stay vigilant and thwart smuggling attempts through Singapore’s borders.

Potential Penalties:

 Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin (diamorphine), 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

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