By: Buz Deliere | October 27, 2022
In separate incidents this week five teens, from local and international schools, between the ages 14-16 years old were taken into custody by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) for suspicion of drug trafficking. The CNB also seized 226 grams of cannabis and what they believe to be edibles, cannabis infused treats, worth around $7000.
The first case is a result of Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers finding a parcel containing what they believed to be drug related paraphernalia. After further investigation two 16 year olds were arrested, a boy and a girl. Over two ounces of cannabis were seized and other drug related paraphernalia from a residence near Bukit Batok Street 21.
The second case is just as shocking, a 14 year old boy turned in over a quarter of a pound of cannabis to local authorities. When the authorities returned to the boys home they went on to find and additional 58 gram of cannabis as well as what they believe to be edibles. Two other boys were also arrested in operations by the CNB where edibles were found.
Assistant Commissioner Lim Fung Suan,of the CNB's director of enforcement division sector 2, reaches out to parents to "partner us to keep our young ones safe".
He believes that communities and schools should work together in preventive education, and parents should talk to their children about the harm these drugs can cause. Part of this involves knowing your childs friends and their activities, by being more involved in your childs life.