Deaths from LSD and new psychoactive drugs a concern in Singapore

Last year, CNB seized 844 LSD stamps (similar to those above) and in 2020, it seized 122. PHOTO: CNB
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SINGAPORE - On June 13 last year, Mr Lee got the late-night call parents dread – his son was in hospital and critically injured. When Mr Lee arrived at Changi General Hospital, he learnt that Ethan had fallen from a height. 

Mr Lee, who declined to give his full name, said he was also told that his son, a 22-year-old freelance artist, had consumed lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, before his fall. Ethan later died from his injuries. 

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