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​Drug crime cost Singapore $1.23b in 2015, NTU study finds

Published on: 21-Jan-2020

The Straits Times, page B4

The cost of drug crime in Singapore was more than $1.2 billion in 2015 despite the Republic experiencing a lower drug abuse rate as compared to other countries, an NTU study has found. In deriving the total bill, researchers took into account the amount spent by different agencies in combating and preventing drug crimes, and the losses incurred by the drug abuser in consuming drugs, among other factors. The methodology of the NTU study, conducted by Prof Euston Quah, Assoc Prof Chia Wai Mun and research associate Tan Tsiat Siong, was mentioned in a special issue of the Home Team Journal, which was launched yesterday. 

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