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NO. 27]Friday, September 25 [1987

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 31st August 1987 and assented to by the President on 14th September 1987:—
Intoxicating Substances Act 1987

(No. 24 of 1987)

I assent.

14th September 1987.
Date of Commencement: 14th November 1986
An Act to prohibit the misuse of certain substances which may cause intoxication when inhaled and for purposes connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Intoxicating Substances Act 1987 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved centre” means any place or premises declared by the Minister to be an approved centre under section 18;
“article liable to seizure” means any thing by means of or in respect of which an offence under this Act has been committed or which contains evidence of an offence under this Act;
“Director” means the Director of the Central Narcotics Bureau appointed by the Minister under section 3(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap. 185) and includes the Deputy Director of the Bureau;
“inmate” means a person who is detained in an approved centre;
“intoxicating substance” means any substance having the property of releasing toxic vapours or fumes which contain any chemical compound specified in the Schedule and which when inhaled induces or causes a state of intoxication;
“officer of the Bureau” means the Director or any officer of the Central Narcotics Bureau;
“police officer” has the same meaning as in the Police Force Act (Cap. 235) and, in relation to a person who is subject to military law under the Singapore Armed Forces Act (Cap. 295), includes a military policeman as defined in section 2 of that Act;
“Review Committee”, in relation to any approved centre, means a Review Committee appointed for the approved centre under section 19;
“special police officer” means a member of the Special Constabulary constituted under Part VIII of the Police Force Act;
“supervision order” means an order in writing by the Director made under section 16;
“supervision period” means the period for which a person is placed under supervision pursuant to a supervision order made under section 16;
“supply”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, includes having possession for the purpose of supply.