More nabbed in Singapore for drug trafficking

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The number of Singapore citizens and permanent residents caught trafficking drugs declined by about 3 per cent, from 511 in 2014 to 495 last year, said the Ministry of Home Affairs. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
The number of Singapore citizens and permanent residents caught trafficking drugs declined by about 3 per cent, from 511 in 2014 to 495 last year, said the Ministry of Home Affairs. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

More people have been caught for drug trafficking in Singapore, with figures showing an 11 per cent increase in the last four years.

Releasing figures for the offence for the first time, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the number of drug traffickers arrested here has gone up from 638 in 2014 to 712 last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2019, with the headline 'More nabbed in S'pore for drug trafficking'. Print Edition | Subscribe