Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Increasing Drug Smugglers Lately

Despite Singapore being some of the world's strictest drug laws, there is an increase in the country being used as a transit point for shipping of heroin to countries like US and Europe, the recent reports wrote. In the local newspaper, in the first 9 months of this year, as much as 46kg of heroin were seized, which is 3x the total of whole of 2007.

In Singapore, a mandatory death sentence is applied to those who carries over 15 gms of heroin. Due to the bumper opium harvests last year in countries between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, security officials are bracing themselves for more smuggling acts.

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