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Wednesday August 21, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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The rising number of Chinese drug abusers and Ice were among the points of concern when the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) released its mid-year drug situation report.
The overall number of Chinese drug abusers surged by 19% in the first six months of this year, from 522 in the same period last year, to 621.
The number of new Chinese drug abusers arrested also rose by 24%, from 151 to 187.
Statistics also showed that the total number of abusers arrested for Ice has gone up – from 519 in the first six months of last year, to 564 in the same period this year.
Ice, Singapore’s second-most abused drug after heroin, is a well-known party drug said to be popular with youngsters.
Heroin and methamphetamine are the two most popular drugs of choice among Chinese abusers, at a combined 86%. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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