Suspected Malaysian drug abuser arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint

13-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM Print This Post

A Malaysian woman suspected to have been under the influence of drugs was arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 3 April, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a statement on Wednesday (11 April).

At about 8.35pm, the 28-year-old woman had her Malaysia-registered car stopped by an auxiliary police officer who was regulating traffic at the checkpoint.

The woman had disobeyed the officer’s instructions and made an “unauthorised right turn” from Woodlands Centre Road towards the checkpoint. She was then directed to a traffic control post at Woodlands Crossing to process the summons she had been issued.

She initially complied but suddenly accelerated up a ramp near the checkpoint, almost knocking into an ICA officer. She then refused to alight from the vehicle when ordered to do so, choosing instead to lock herself inside.

ICA officers repeatedly asked her to exit the vehicle but she did not do so. At one point, she “seemed to be experiencing breathing difficulty after ingesting a white tablet”, said the ICA release.

The officers then broke the car’s passenger-side window to get her out. Further checks on the woman and her car uncovered one “Erimin-5″ wrapper in the vehicle’s centre console. Another Erimin-5 tablet was found inside the woman’s handbag.

The woman was also found in possession of a vape device believed to contain a controlled drug. Swabs on the woman’s hands and belongings also yielded positive results for controlled drugs.

ICA has handed the woman and car over to the police and Central Narcotics Bureau. Investigations into the case are ongoing.


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