2-month-old infant found in anti-drug ops, mother suspected Of taking Drugs Throughout & After Pregnancy

Drug addiction is one of the most tragic yet common addictions that millions of people suffer from today. Addiction to substances that damage brain functioning and a person’s behaviour is known as substance use disorder.

In a recent anti-drug operation in Singapore a 32-year-old mother & her 2-month-old baby were found.

According to CNB, 133 alleged drug offenders were detained by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) between February 6 and February 17, 2023, during a two-week island-wide drug operation.

A total of 214 Tapentadol tablets, 64g of “Ecstasy” tablets, 528g of “Ice,” 94g of cannabis, 512g of ketamine, 5g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 670g of “Ecstasy” tablets, and three bottles of liquid thought to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were among the controlled drugs seized during the operation. The estimated street value of these narcotics is $231,600.

Hougang, Jurong, and Tampines were some of the regions covered during this island-wide operation.

CNB police detained a 32-year-old woman on February 9 after conducting an anti-drug operation at a residence near Sembawang Drive.

The flat was searched and a small quantity of heroin, “Ice,” and assorted drug accessories were found.

The woman’s kid, who was 2 months old, was also in the apartment. It is believed that the woman, who has been under investigation for drug offences since last year, misused drugs both during and after her pregnancy.

The infant was then given to the safe keeping of a next-of-kin after the proper arrangements were made to guarantee that his or her welfare was taken care of.

“As a parent myself, we will always do things in the best interests of our children. I was saddened to learn that the woman may have continued to abuse drugs during her pregnancy, possibly endangering the health of her newborn child. Drug abuse is not a victimless crime – it has dire consequences on families and innocent children. I hope that the woman will be able to get the help that she needs, so that she will be able to better care, protect and provide for her child.”

• Station Inspector Marlina Djumadi, a CNB officer who was involved in the operation, said in a recent press release.

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