( dpa ) - A Singaporean who arrived by boat was found with 210 Subutex tablets stuffed inside his rectum, news reports said Tuesday.
The 46-year-old was arrested at the Singapore Cruise Centre following a trip from the nearby Indonesian island of Batam.
Subutex, introduced as a replacement drug mainly for heroin addicts in 2002, was banned in August 2006 after a large number of users became addicted to it.
The man was arrested Sunday by Central Narcotics Bureau Officers, The Straits Times said. He admitted carrying the drugs after being questioned.
Packed in eight bundles, the drugs were retrieved at a hospital. The street value was 21,000 Singapore dollars (15,328 US dollars).
Another man was nabbed later, the report said. He was supposed to have received the tablets.
The 31-year-old technician was arrested after a struggle. Four Subutex tablets and two syringes were found in his possession in addition to a 19-centimetre-long knife on his motorcycle.
Most of the Subutex tables on the black market in Singapore are from Batam.
Last year, 153 Subutex traffickers were arrested under the city- state's tough anti-drug laws.