09 Feb '11, 2pm

Outgoing CNB chief says fewer foreigners arrested for drug abuse

Outgoing CNB chief says fewer foreigners arrested for drug abuse

SINGAPORE : The number of foreigners arrested for drug abuse is on a decreasing trend, says outgoing Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) director Ng Seng Liang in an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia. Last year, 59 foreign drug abusers were arrested, compared to 65 in 2009 and 84 in 2008. Recalling his challenges as director of the bureau for the last six years, Mr Ng said coming to a consensus to ban Subutex - a heroin medication that was abused - was the most memorable. Mr Ng, a former director of the Criminal Investigation Department, retired from CNB on Wednesday, marking 35 years with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Taking over the post is Mr Ng Boon Gay, also a former director of the Criminal Investigation Department. You can read more about Mr Ng Seng Liang's interview in Thursday's edition of the TODAY newspaper.

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

Tweets

MM Lee said S'poreans have to accept reality: fewer foreigners, slower growth

MM Lee said S'poreans have to accept reality: f...

straitstimes.com 12 Feb '11, 12am

(From left) Senior Parliamentary Secretary Sam Tan, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew, Mi...

DTN Singapore: Former NUS lecturer nabbed in dr...

channelnewsasia.com 07 Feb '11, 12pm

SINGAPORE : A former National University of Singapore (NUS) Associate Professor was among those arrested for drug possessi...

Australian newspaper boss arrested in Myanmar - Channel News Asia

Australian newspaper boss arrested in Myanmar -...

channelnewsasia.com 12 Feb '11, 10am

YANGON: The Australian head of Myanmar's only newspaper with foreign investment has been arrested in Yangon, an official s...

Who says #sharks aren't endangered?

A friend of mine secretly served mock fins at her wedding last year, but no one tasted any difference, till she informed t...

on the pretext

channelnewsasia.com 10 Feb '11, 8am

SINGAPORE: Police arrested a serial motor vehicle thief within 15 hours after he stole a car on Tuesday. The suspect had m...

Young foreigners spice up Chingay 2011: (Actua...

straitstimes.com 12 Feb '11, 7am

THIS year's Chingay parade boasts over 8,000 performers - up from the 7,400 in 2009. They include young, charismatic perfo...