What Is Heroin?

Also known as

  • White, Smack, Junk, Powder, Putih, Medicine, Ubat


  • Heroin is a powerful and very addictive drug that comes in granular, powder or solution form. Heroin No. 4 is white in colour while Heroin No. 3 is more yellowish.
  • Heroin abusers feel dull and tired very easily. They cannot work properly as they are not able to concentrate.
  • “Chasing the Dragon”, a common method of abuse used by Heroin abusers here, involves heating the Heroin powder and sniffing the fumes through a rolled note.


What Are The Effects of Heroin?

Effects and Dangers

  • Lowered heart rate and respiration
  • Damage to lungs, kidneys and liver
  • Dull feeling and tiredness
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Constipation

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Watery eyes and runny nose
  • Irritable and jittery feelings
  • Tremors and bodily cramps
  • Chills and sweating
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting


What Are The Penalties of Possession or Consumption of Heroin?


Possession or consumption of Heroin

  • Up to 10 years of imprisonment or S$20,000 fine or BOTH

Illegal traffic, import or export of Heroin of more than 15 grams’:


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *