Support for punishment for drug traffickers Singapore 2018, by type of punishment

According to a survey on Singapore's anti-drug policies conducted in 2018, around 70 percent of respondents stated that they strongly agreed or agreed that the death penalty was an appropriate punishment for large-scale drug traffickers. In that year, 11 capital executions for drug trafficking were carried out in Singapore, the highest number of such punishments carried out in the last ten years.

Respondents' opinions on punishment for drug traffickers in Singapore as of October 2018, by type of punishment

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

July to October, 2018

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*Threshold quantities: 15g diamorphine, 250g methamphetamines, 500g cannabis.

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