Largest heroin haul for 2014 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on New Year's Eve

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Officers from the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) seized nearly 9.3kg of heroin at Woodlands Checkpoint on New Year's Eve.

This is the largest haul of heroin uncovered for 2014.

At 7.30 am on Wednesday (Dec 31), ICA officers conducted a routine check on a Malaysia-registered vehicle, driven by a 28-year-old Malaysian male. 

The officers uncovered packets of brown substance, suspected to be heroin, under the rear passenger seat of the car. 

A total of 20 packets of heroin, weighing approximately 9,270g amounting to a potential street value of more than $649,000, were seized.

A 27-year-old male Malaysian, suspected to be an associate of the driver of the vehicle, was later arrested in the vicinity of Woodlands Town Garden. 

Investigations are ongoing.

If convicted, the men may face the death penalty.