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Updated: 12/28/2012 03:18 | By Channel NewsAsia

Thai woman arrested with 3.2kg of ’Ice’ at Changi Airport

Thai woman arrested with 3.2kg of ’Ice’ at Changi Airport


Thai woman arrested with 3.2kg of ’Ice’ at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has arrested a 29—year—old Thai woman and seized about 3.2kg of ’Ice’ in her possession at Changi Airport.

In a statement, the ICA said the drugs were found in her haversack during routine baggage checks on December 26.

During the course of checks, the officers noticed anomalies in the scanned images of her haversack.

The ICA officers’ suspicion was aroused when they spotted a row of hand—sewn stitches at the handle compartment of the haversack.

The officers then carefully cut open the stitches and found a package, wrapped in aluminium foil, hidden inside the inner linings of the haversack.

They discovered another package, also wrapped in aluminium foil, hidden in the base cardboard of the haversack.

Preliminary tests conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers revealed that the white crystallised substance wrapped in the foil was ’Ice’, also known as Methamphetamine Hydrochloride.

The woman was immediately detained.

Together with the seized exhibits, she was handed over to CNB for further investigations.

If convicted, the woman may face the death penalty under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

— CNA/de

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