Suspected drugs seized from stolen van at Woodlands Checkpoint, 3 arrested

Suspected drugs seized from stolen van at Woodlands Checkpoint, 3 arrested

File photo of traffic at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

SINGAPORE: Three Singaporeans were arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint after suspected drugs were found in the stolen van that they were driving, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a news release on Sunday (Sep 24).

The three - a 27-year-old male driver, a 23-year-old man and 23-year-old woman - were stopped by an officer at the checkpoint at around 9.55pm last Friday.

A small packet of "crystalline substance" suspected to be controlled drugs as well as a drug-taking utensil were seized from the van, said the ICA. The van they were in turned out to be a stolen vehicle.

In addition, officers found that the two men had committed other offences including theft from a vehicle, and that the 27-year-old was also wanted for failure to attend court and for a breach of supervision conditions.

All three were placed under arrest and handed over to the police and the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigations. 

Source: CNA/nc

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