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Updated: 11/27/2012 07:13 | By Channel NewsAsia

Man arrested, cannabis seized at Changi Airport

Man arrested, cannabis seized at Changi Airport


Man arrested, cannabis seized at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: Immigration officers arrested a male Bangladeshi at Changi Airport on Monday after cannabis was found contained in a bottle in his luggage.

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said during routine luggage checks, officers noticed anomalies showed up in the scanned images of a bottle stated as sun block talcum powder.

When the officers tried to pour the content out of the bottle, it did not come out readily. The officers then made an incision at the mouth of the bottle to conduct thorough check and found some greenish substance.

The man was immediately detained and together with the seized exhibits, he was handed over to Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) for further investigations.

Preliminary tests by the CNB revealed that the greenish substance found in the bottle was cannabis, weighing approximately 197 grammes.

The Bangladeshi, who arrived from Dhaka, is being investigated for drug trafficking. The minimum penalty for the unauthorised trafficking of cannabis is five years’ imprisonment and five strokes of the cane.

— CNA/de

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