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Malaysian woman arrested at checkpoint for heroin smuggling

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested a woman on suspicion of smuggling nearly 940 grams of heroin into Singapore.

SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested a Malaysian woman on suspicion of smuggling nearly 940 grams of heroin into Singapore.

In a statement on Sunday, CNB said the 22-year-old Malaysian was arrested at at Woodlands Checkpoint on Saturday night at about 8.10pm.

Three men, including the suspected leader of the syndicate, were subsequently arrested in Singapore on drug trafficking charges.

The woman was one of two passengers travelling in a Malaysian-registered vehicle that was stopped at the checkpoint.

Two female CNB officers conducted a search on her, and found two bundles of heroin hidden in her underwear.

CNB said the heroin amounted to 937 grams, and has a street value of about S$98,000.

After her arrest, CNB officers carried out follow-up operations through the night.

Their efforts led to the arrests of three Singaporean men, aged 44 to 57, at Telok Blangah Crescent and Pipit Road.

The three men are suspected to be involved in coordinating and bringing drugs into Singapore before re-distributing them in the streets.

One of them is suspected to be the leader of the syndicate.

Investigations are on-going.

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