Increased drug arrests in Singapore

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in Singapore arrested 3,524 people for drug use offences in 2019. This is the highest number of arrests in 6 years and a 2% increase on 2018. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of arrests in 2019 were for methamphetamine with one fifth (19%) for heroin. Twelve per-cent of arrests were for novel psychoactive substances