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 $20,000 fine, or BOTH.

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

  • May face the death penalty.