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Singapore Now Employs Saliva Tests To Detect Drug Users At Roadblocks & Border Checkpoints

today1 March 2023


source: Spring Hill Recovery

According to Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, saliva tests are being utilised at border crossings and roadblock ops in Singapore to identify drug users. As per Faishal, this is occurring at a time when drug usage globally is on the upswing.

Just last year, Thailand became the first Asian nation to legalise cannabis.

Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim displaying a saliva test kit in front of lawmakers. source: CNA

He mentioned that the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) started utilising saliva test kits at checkpoints in January of this year to discourage Singaporeans as well as permanent residents from consuming drugs outside of Singapore during his commentary on terrorist activity, illegal substances, and rehabilitative services at the Committee of Supply discussions.

The kits have also been employed in inland enforcement efforts, and are capable of detecting a wide range of…

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Written by: Lara Kramer