Man had 'huge bulge in pants'

2005-08-20 08:37

Singapore - An unusual bulge in a Singaporean's pants led to the city-state's largest heroin seizure this year and leaves the man and his alleged accomplice facing the death penalty, a report said on Saturday.

The 45-year-old man and his driver, both unidentified, were found with 3.3kg of heroin worth an estimated 822 000 Singapore dollars as they attempted to enter Singapore from neighbouring Malaysia, the Straits Times said.

Customs officials were alerted when they noticed a huge bulge in one of the men's pants. They subsequently discovered the heroin hidden in plastic packets strapped to the insides of his underpants and thigh.

Both men are being held by the Central Narcotics Bureau.

If convicted, both would be executed. Possessing 15g or more of heroin carries a mandatory death sentence in Singapore.