Singapore makes biggest cannabis seizure in 25 years

By Reuters

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s anti-narcotics agency said on Monday it made its biggest seizure of cannabis in 25 years in a bust last week in the city-state, which has some of the world’s toughest narcotics laws including capital punishment.

The Central Narcotics Bureau seized about 23.7 kg of cannabis and 16.5 kg of heroin, as well as crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy tablets, it said in a statement.

The cannabis haul was the largest since 1996 and the heroin seizure the biggest since 2001. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$2.3 million ($1.7 million), according to the CNB.

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