One of the cannabis blocks that were confiscated at the Tuas checkpoint on December 20, 2021, was unpacked from its packaging. (Photo: CNB)

SINGAPORE: A 24-year-old driver was arrested after officers found more than 3 kg of cannabis in a truck at Tuas Checkpoint, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Tuesday, December 28 ) with.

The truck was carrying a load of mixed hardwood and air conditioning parts on December 20th when it was directed to further inspections by ICA officers.

There were three packages in the black plastic bag, and each package was individually wrapped in aluminum foil and clear plastic wrap. According to the ICA, the packages were said to have contained more than 3.1 kg of cannabis.

“The 24-year-old Malaysian driver was immediately arrested and referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) for further investigation,” ICA added. </ The value of the seized drugs is estimated at S $ 43,600, CNB said at the request of the CNA. The investigation into the driver's suspected drug activity is ongoing.

The amount of cannabis found was sufficient to “feed the addiction of 440 cannabis abusers for a week,” said ICA.

“ICA will continue to work with CNB, to prevent attempts to smuggle drugs across our borders. ICA will continue to conduct security checks at checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle unwanted people, weapons, explosives and other contraband items across our borders. ”

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