Raw opium is brown, hard like rubber and has a strong smell. When cooked, it becomes dark brown or black and is called "prepared
In most cases, opium is usually smoked by using opium pipes of different forms. The pipe has a long thick stem with a bow-shaped head at one end. A small piece of opium is put into the head of the pipe and heated. Smoked is produced and then inhaled through the stem of the pipe.
Effects of overdose
If an abuser tries to stop smoking opium, his body reacts strongly as a result and he will experience painful withdrawal symptoms like:
Illegal traffic, import or export of opium of more than 1200g and containing more than 30g of morphine-Death
Possession and consumption of opium- up to S$20,000 fine or 10 years of imprisonment or BOTH.
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