SINGAPORE: About 165L of cough syrup was seized during a raid on a Geylang condominium unit suspected to be used as a manufacturing and storage facility of illegal medicines.

The haul from the two-day operation that ended on May 14 is one of the largest in the past five years, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a joint statement on Monday (May 20).

The operation was aimed at disrupting the illegal manufacture and supply of codeine cough syrup and other medicines

“Approximately 165L of cough syrup and more than 57,000 units of assorted medicines such as cough suppressants, armodafinil and sedatives, with a street value of about S$130,000,were seized from a condominium unit in Geylang,” the auhtorities said. Armodafinil reduces extreme sleepiness due to sleep disorders.


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