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Published: Wednesday January 1, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday January 1, 2014 MYT 7:30:48 AM

ICA officers seize more than 90,000 ‘sleeping pills’

More than 90,000 tablets, believed to be sleeping pills, were found hidden in a Singapore-registered car by Immigration and Checkpoints Auth­ority (ICA) officers at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

ICA officers stopped the car, which was driven by a 38-year-old Singa­porean, as it arrived at the checkpoint at 6.30pm on Saturday.

During the course of inspection, ICA officers found slabs of the tablets hidden in a modified compartment between the car boot and the back-seat of the car, said a spokesman in a statement on Tuesday.

A total of 4,500 slabs, with each containing 20 “Nitrazepam” tablets and four slabs with each containing 10 “Midazolam” tablets, were seized from the vehicle and sent to the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).

It is an offence for anyone found importing or selling substances listed in the Poisons Act without the necessary licences from the HSA.

Anyone found guilty of an offence is liable on conviction, to a fine of up to S$10,000 (RM25,917) and/or imprisonment for a term of up to two years. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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