Singapore seizes drugs valued at $300,000

Indo Asian News Service

Singapore, May 3 (IANS) Singapore seized drugs valued at $300,000 from a Singapore-registered car at Woodlands checkpoint.

The authorities said five suspected drug traffickers were arrested, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Tuesday, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers uncovered Erimin-5 tablets concealed in a box of washing powder in a Singapore-registered car.

A total of about 3.1 kg of "Ice", 2 kg of cannabis, 1,700 Erimin-5 tablets and 60 "Ecstasy" tablets were uncovered when the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted further checks on other boxes.

The 35-year-old Singaporean driver was arrested and CNB followed up with an operation to arrest the suspected intended recipients of the seized drugs.

Another four suspects were arrested on Wednesday, officials said.

Trafficking more than 250 grams of methamphetamine or more than 500 grams of cannabis will face death penalty under Singapore's Misuse of Drugs Act.