Five teens aged 14 to 16 have been arrested for suspected trafficking of about 226g of cannabis worth close to $7,000 in two separate cases. The teenagers are students from local and international schools.
According to CNB, about 226g of cannabis, estimated to be worth close to $7,000, food products believed to be infused with cannabis, and drug utensils were seized.
Case 1 : Two 16-year-old teenagers
At the Parcel Post Section, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officials found a package with what seemed to be drug paraphernalia. CNB was given the case so they could look into it more thoroughly.
In a follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested a boy and a girl, both aged 16, for suspected drug trafficking offences in the vicinity of Bukit Batok Street 21.
About 59g of cannabis and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the girl’s home.
Case 2 : Three 14-year-old Boys
Father Brings Son To Surrender Cannabis Stash
According to the CNB press release, a 14-year-old teenage boy was accompanied by his father to surrendered about 115g of cannabis in a Neighbourhood Police Post.
The 14-year-old youth was later escorted to his place of residence, where about 52g of cannabis and food products believed to be infused with cannabis were seized.
In a subsequent operation, CNB officers arrested two other 14-year-old boys, one near Clementi Road and the other near Serangoon Road, on suspicion of drug trafficking. From a residential building close to Serangoon Road, CNB officials also seized food items that were allegedly infused with cannabis.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
There is well-founded and strong research that has shown short-term and long-term adverse effects associated with cannabis use, including cognitive impairments to youth abusers’ developing brains. These findings corroborate with Singapore’s position that cannabis should remain an illicit drug, CNB added.
“CNB stands firm in our belief that everyone in Singapore should have the right to live in an environment free from the scourge of drugs. We urge parents to partner us to keep our young ones safe. By talking to them about the harms of drugs, and paying attention to their friends and activities, we believe that preventive education is key and CNB will continue to work closely with our partners in schools and the community, so that everyone is made aware of the harms of drug abuse, and can help to spread the anti-drug message and caution their loved ones against getting involved in drugs.”
– AC Lim Fung Suan, Director of Enforcement Division Sector 2.
Members of the public can contact the CNB hotline at 1800-325-6666 for advice and assistance if they are worried that their children may be involved with drugs. Those who have drug-related information can make a report to CNB by calling 1800-325-6666 or at https://www.eservices.cnb.gov.sg/feedback.
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