From April 2011, Suhail gradually increased his intake of heroin until he was taking roughly 12g to 18g of normal grade heroin a day around the time of his arrest on 3 August 2011. He described the normal grade heroin as “coklat gelap” or dark chocolate. He clarified that he did not reach this rate of consumption, which would cost an estimated $5,000 a month, overnight. In August 2011, his dependency level had got to the point where he was injecting himself every two or three hours just to delay the onset of withdrawal symptoms. When he had to work, he would smoke the heroin.