The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized approximately $7.8 million worth of drugs in the first half of 2011, which is about $1.9 million more compared to the same period of 2010. Other than ‘Ecstasy’, buprenorphine and ketamine, the other major drug types saw increased seizures.

Compared to the first-half of 2010, there was a 21% increase, or 300 persons increase in the number of drug abusers arrested in the first half of 2011. CNB expects the full year arrest numbers to similarly show an increase.

Heroin and methamphetamine continue to be the top two drugs of choice, with heroin and methamphetamine abusers making up approximately 91% of all drug abusers arrested.

The full news release can be downloaded here (PDF, 1552 KB).