3kg of cannabis found in car at Tuas Checkpoint, 2 Malaysian women arrested

Cannabis found within a Malaysia-registered car, at Tuas Checkpoint, on 19 February 2020. (PHOTO: CNB)

SINGAPORE — Two Malaysian women aged 22 and 23 have been arrested at Tuas Checkpoint after 2kg of cannabis was found concealed in a car during a check by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers.

On Wednesday (19 February), at about 4.48 am, the ICA officers found two blocks of cannabis concealed in the rear passenger seat of the Malaysian-registered car, a joint statement by ICA and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Thursday.

The two women were arrested and the case was handed over to the CNB. A further search of the car by CNB officers found another 1.014kg of cannabis concealed in the left rear passenger seat. 

The 3.031kg of cannabis seized is estimated to be worth about $30,000. “The amount of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 430 abusers for a week,” the statement said.

Cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act.

A person who is convicted of illegal traffic of more than 500 grams of cannabis or cannabis resin of more than 200 grams or cannabis mixture of more than 1kg may face the death penalty.

A person who possesses or consumes cannabis may face a jail term of up to 10 years or a maximum $20,000 fine or both upon conviction.

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