Driver at Woodlands Checkpoint says he made wrong turn, gets arrested after drugs are found in car

A man was arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint after he was found in possession of contraband, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

ICA said that in the early hours of March 19, a Singapore-registered car entered the immigration clearance lane of the departure car zone at Woodlands Checkpoint.

The driver, a 49-year-old Singaporean man, informed the ICA officer that he had made a wrong turn and had no intention to depart Singapore.

The driver purportedly did not have any valid identification or travel documents.

ICA’s First Response Team officers performed biometric screening on the driver and discovered that he had allegedly provided a false identity.

Upon performing a body search, the driver was found with three vaporisers and a cable knife.

Suspected controlled drugs, comprising about 332g of Ice and 28g of heroin, with an estimated street value of $52,000, were also recovered from the vehicle, along with suspected drug paraphernalia, three kitchen knives and one vape refill.

The driver was placed under arrest and investigations by the Central Narcotics Bureau are ongoing.