Statement in Response to Media Queries

07 Oct 2022

1. The capital sentence of death imposed on a 55-year-old Singaporean man was carried out on 7 October 2022.

2. The man was convicted of trafficking fifteen packets and two straws of granular/powdery substance containing not less than 36.42 grammes of diamorphine, or pure heroin. 36.42 grammes of diamorphine is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 430 abusers for a week.

3. He was accorded full due process under the law, and was represented by legal counsel throughout the process.

4. Capital punishment is used only for the most serious crimes, such as the trafficking of significant quantities of drugs which cause very serious harm, not just to individual drug abusers, but also to their families and the wider society. Capital punishment is part of Singapore’s comprehensive harm prevention strategy which targets both drug demand and supply.


Central Narcotics Bureau
7 October 2022