09 Jun '11, 2am

More than 8,000 litres of illegal cough syrup seized in 2009 and 2010 #singapore

More than 8,000 litres of illegal cough syrup seized in 2009 and 2010 #singapore

Codeine works in a similar fashion to heroin - a reason why some heroin addicts turn to the substance as a cheaper alternative. A 90ml bottle costs up to $10 at a clinic. -- ST FILE PHOTO A CRACKDOWN on illegal sellers in the past two years has coughed up a higher quantity of cough mixtures laced with the pain-relieving drug codeine. More than 8,000 litres of the mixtures were seized in 2009 and last year, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). Read the full report in Thursday's edition of The Straits Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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