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S$1.25 million worth of drugs seized at Changi Airport

S$1.25 million worth of drugs seized at Changi Airport
"Ice" seized in a CNB operation at Changi Airport on Aug 23 2013. Photo: CNB
6.25kg of “Ice” seized yesterday makes it the largest “Ice” haul in a single operation for the year so far
Published: August 24, 11:00 AM

SINGAPORE — The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has seized about 6.25kg of ‘Ice’, worth about S$1.25 million, at the Changi Airport Terminal 3.

The haul on Friday is the largest ‘Ice’ seizure in a single operation for the year so far.

An alert CNB officer spotted an unclaimed luggage at Changi Airport Terminal 3 and referred the luggage to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers for screening. ICA officers detected anomalies in the luggage upon screening.

The owner of the luggage, a 22-year-old Vietnamese national, was arrested. She was scheduled to leave for a third country in the region.

A detailed search of the luggage found about 6.25kg of ‘Ice’ hidden in the false side compartments of the luggage.

Investigations are ongoing. CHANNEL NEWSASIA