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5 teens arrested for suspected drug offences, including 14-year-old who handed in cannabis to police with father

SINGAPORE — The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested five teenagers, three of them aged 14, from local and international schools here for the alleged trafficking of cannabis. 

(Left) Alleged drug paraphernalia seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Bukit Batok Street 21. (Right) Food products believed to be infused with cannabis recovered by anti-narcotics officers from a residential block in the vicinity of Serangoon Road.

(Left) Alleged drug paraphernalia seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Bukit Batok Street 21. (Right) Food products believed to be infused with cannabis recovered by anti-narcotics officers from a residential block in the vicinity of Serangoon Road.

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SINGAPORE — The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested five teenagers, three of them aged 14, from local and international schools here for the alleged trafficking of cannabis. 

In a news release by CNB on Thursday (Oct 27), it said that about 226g of cannabis — estimated to be worth close to S$7,000 — food products believed to be infused with cannabis and drug utensils were seized.

One of the suspects, a 14-year-old boy, had surrendered about 115g of cannabis at a neighbourhood police post. He was accompanied by his father. 

The boy was later escorted to his home, where about 52g of cannabis and food products believed to be infused with cannabis were seized.

In a follow-up operation, another two 14-year-old boys were arrested for suspected drug trafficking near Clementi Road and Serangoon Road respectively. 

CNB officers also recovered food products believed to be infused with cannabis from a residential block near Serangoon Road.

Separately, officers at the parcel post section of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority detected a parcel containing suspected drug paraphernalia.

The case was referred to CNB for further investigations.

CNB officers then arrested a boy and a girl, both aged 16, near Bukit Batok Street 21.

About 59g of cannabis and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the girl’s home.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 

Assistant Commissioner Lim Fung Suan, CNB's director of enforcement division sector 2, said: “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."

Members of the public who are worried that their children may be involved with drugs or have drug-related information can contact the CNB hotline at 1800-325-6666. 

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