Updated: 02/07/2014 21:24

20 drug syndicates crippled, more drug abusers arrested last year, says CNB



20 drug syndicates crippled, more drug abusers arrested last year, says CNB

Twenty drug syndicates were crippled last year, following 46 major operations carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau or CNB. 

And drugs with an estimated street value of more than $20 million were seized during the operations. 

This is 12 per cent more than the value of drugs seized in 2012. 

In an update on its enforcement efforts in 2013, CNB says more than 3,500 drug abusers were arrested. 

This is two per cent more than the year before. 

Nearly 7 in 10 of them were repeat abusers. 

CNB adds that heroin and methamphetamine are still the two most commonly abused drugs. 

About 9 in 10 had abused either one of the two drugs.

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