28 Jan '11, 6am

[ST] CNB makes largest ecstasy haul in 9 years

[ST] CNB makes largest ecstasy haul in 9 years

-- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU TWO men and a woman were arrested by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday at the Woodlands Checkpoint for drug trafficking. CNB officers seized about 3,097 tablets believed to be 'Ecstasy', with an estimated street value of $93,510. This is the largest single seizure of 'Ecstasy' since 2002. Other drugs seized include two packets of 'Ice' weighing approximately three grams; and one packet of a powdery substance believed to be crushed 'Ecstasy' weighing approximately four grams. The three persons, a 33-year-old Malaysian male, and an Indonesian couple (25-year-old male and 19-year-old female) in the vehicle were arrested. The three persons arrested will be investigated for the unauthorised importation of a controlled drug. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane.

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