Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that a 27-year-old Malaysian man was arrested on Monday at Tuas Checkpoint after illegal drugs were found from the Malaysian-registered motorcycle. The authorities added that about 1kg of cannabis was seized by the officers.
In a joint press release, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said that the officers found two bundles of suspected controlled drug wrapped in black tape during the course of checks. Those were reportedly hidden inside the left and right fairings of the motorcycle.
The authorities said that the case was handed over to the CNB for further investigations. The two bundles were later found to contain a total of about 1kg of cannabis, estimated to be worth about S$10,000.
If convicted of trafficking more than 500g of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act, the man may face the death penalty.
According to ICA, 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 abusers for a week.
"Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore's security, and security checks are critical to our nation's security," ICA said in the media release. They assured that the Home Team agencies will continue to conduct checks on passengers and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle in undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands.