Teenagers aged 14 and 17 among 96 suspected drug offenders nabbed in 6-day islandwide CNB raids
SINGAPORE — A total of 96 suspected drug offenders were arrested in island-wide raids by the Central Narcotics Bureau including males age 14 and 17 who were nabbed for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
SINGAPORE — A total of 96 suspected drug offenders were arrested in islandwide raids by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), including teenagers aged 14 and 17 who were nabbed for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
The 14-year-old boy was the youngest person arrested during the six-day operation from Nov 6 to Nov 11.
In total, the drugs seized in the raids have an estimated street value of more than S$359,000.
The drugs seized include heroin, "ice", cannabis, ketamine as well as Ecstasy and Erimin-5 tablets.
In one of the raids that took place on Monday, the 17-year-old was arrested in the vicinity of South Buona Vista Road.
About 371g of cannabis and drug paraphernalia were recovered in the operation.
The teenager was then taken to his home in the area and more cannabis and drug paraphernalia were seized by the authorities.
In a follow-up operation the next day, CNB officers raided a house in the vicinity of Lower Delta Road and arrested the 14-year-old boy for suspected drug trafficking offences.
“About 9g of cannabis and drug paraphernalia were seized from the boy’s home,” said CNB.
In a separate operation on Tuesday evening, CNB officers arrested two Singaporean women — aged 27 and 30 — in the vicinity of Boon Lay Drive.
“A total of about 86g of Ice, 330g of cannabis, 43g of Ecstasy tablets and 60 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps were recovered from the 27-year-old woman,” said CNB.
The two women were then escorted to their alleged hideout in the same area where a total of about 281g of Ice, 456g of cannabis, 344g of ketamine, 77g of Ecstasy tablets, 548 Erimin-5 tablets, 110 LSD stamps and 12 bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized.
More drugs were further recovered from a staircase landing on the same floor as the residential unit, CNB said.
It added that the older woman’s four-year-old daughter was present in the house when the operation was conducted.
“Arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of the four-year-old daughter was taken care of, and she was subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.”
CNB said that the seizure of 882g of Ice during the six-day operation can feed the addiction of about 500 abusers for a week, while the 3,624g of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 510 abusers in a week.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing, it added.
“If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin (diamorphine), 250g of methamphetamine or 500g of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty,” CNB warned.