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Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Jim edwards » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 7:11 am

What are the chances of being drug tested in the airport. I am transitioning through Singapore air port. And I’m worried because I have smoked a joint 4 weeks befor

How to they do the tests ?

I’m clean appearance

I’m trying to find news online and it does not seem common ?


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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 9:27 am

Chances are zero.

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Postby Jim edwards » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:56 am

Why but. Why are chances zero.

I’m trying to work out how many times they do random testing. There is not much on the news about it

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Max Headroom » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:46 am

Jim edwards wrote:Why but. Why are chances zero.

I’m trying to work out how many times they do random testing. There is not much on the news about it


That's because chances are zero.

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:10 pm

Jim edwards wrote:Why but. Why are chances zero.

I’m trying to work out how many times they do random testing. There is not much on the news about it


Because the don't DO random drug testing. Years ago, there were a couple of possible exceptions. For example, you were a citizen, PR, or maybe EP/DP, you flew in from Thailand completely stoned and stinking of pot, you might get pulled aside. This was going through customs, not catching another flight.

These days, Changi is no different than any other airport, and it's much much better than some in minimizing any kind of intrusive searches.

I don't know what you think you heard about flying into Singapore but it's bullshit.

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby bgd » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:47 pm

Sounds like good marketing by Sg to keep druggies out.

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Jim edwards » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 2:00 pm

I’m imagining immigration army types cruising around and testing people

I heard the rumour from other travelers that they randomly test people and bust them even if there foren person who is just passing through that is transiting

Allthough. I don’t see much about it on google any where. No news not much at all it looks like generals should be safe as long as you lay low and look Good

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 12 Oct 2018 9:45 pm

Jim edwards wrote:I’m imagining immigration army types cruising around and testing people

I heard the rumour from other travelers that they randomly test people and bust them even if there foren person who is just passing through that is transiting

Allthough. I don’t see much about it on google any where. No news not much at all it looks like generals should be safe as long as you lay low and look Good

???


Mate, put down the bong and re-enter reality. For that kind of sleaze customs behavior, there are lots of countries you should be more worried about, and the United States is pretty close to the top of the list for pointlessly detaining people.

Or Australia... except you know what they will be looking for? Mud... on your shoes... they are dead serious about keeping foreign plants and animals out of Australia.

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Jim edwards » Sat, 13 Oct 2018 5:04 pm

Is it possible to delete this post ? What is I delete my acount will the post go away ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:22 am

Jim edwards wrote:Is it possible to delete this post ? What is I delete my acount will the post go away ?


No, we don't delete posts and even if you delete your account the posts will still remain. It's just the way it is. Otherwise, this forum of information would become useless and all those who took the time to respond will be just wasting their time as we are constantly trying to pay it forward.

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 14 Oct 2018 9:14 am

There's plenty of jim edwards around. Don't be paranoid or better yet stop smoking dope and become less paranoid.
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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Jim edwards » Sun, 14 Oct 2018 9:16 am

I had one toke. And was 6 weeks ago. So if all they do is piss test the. It should be ok any way


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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Jim edwards » Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:46 am

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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 14 Oct 2018 8:40 pm

The only thing I would recommend readers of this post to be wary of is pre-employment drug tests in Singapore. I know a few expats who have had to hurriedly postpone a medical when they have discovered the employment medical includes a urine test. That would be an issue for sure.
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Re: Random drug testing at Singapore airport

Postby Jim edwards » Sun, 14 Oct 2018 8:49 pm

I want this post deleted who is the boss


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