SINGAPORE, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced Thursday that they have seized 11.2 kilogrammes of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as "Ice" on Wednesday, with a combined market value of more than 1.68 million Singapore dollars (1.37 million U.S. dollars).
The "Ice" was found respectively from two different individuals at two different checkpoints. Among them, 5.5 kg "Ice" was hidden in a bag by a male Indonesian national at Changi Airport, while the remaining 5.7 kg "Ice" was found from a female Vietnamese national at Tuas Checkpoint.
The two persons are being investigated for drug trafficking, the ICA said in a statement, adding that the duo may face the death penalty under the Misuse of Drugs Act if they were proved guilty.
"We have tightened our security checks on passengers and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle in undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands," the ICA added.