Four Thais held for smuggling synthetic drugs


FOUR Thais, who tried to smuggle nearly 4,000 tablets of a synthetic drug into Singapore, have been arrested, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officials said on Saturday. 

Worth more than S$30,000 (RM65,846), the Yaba tablets were seized at the Changi Airport terminal. 

The CNB, with help from immigration officers, nabbed a 36-year-old Thai woman whose luggage contained 20 packets of the drug. 

Her 38-year-old Thai accomplice, believed to be her boyfriend, was also detained. He was supposed to deliver the Yaba tablets to a male Thai associate, officials said. 

The CNB later arrested two other Thai men at a nearby road.  

If convicted, the four Yaba traffickers will face a minimum sentence of five years imprisonment and five strokes of the cane for the males. – dpa 

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