Singapore 14 and 16-year-old teens arrested for suspected weed trafficking: CNB

At left, bongs and weed-laced food seized by drug enforcement, at right. Photos: The Central Narcotics Bureau
At left, bongs and weed-laced food seized by drug enforcement, at right. Photos: The Central Narcotics Bureau

Five teenagers got busted with weed, bongs and questionable edibles recently.

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) last night said that three teens aged 14 and two aged 16 were arrested for suspected drug trafficking in two separate busts in the past month.

The teens were students from local and international schools. 

The drug enforcement agency in total seized 226 grams of cannabis and food laced with weed, as well as bongs including makeshift ones, from both cases. They estimated the value of the seized goods to be S$7,000 (US$4,971). 

For the first case, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers intercepted a parcel containing suspected drug paraphernalia and CNB followed up and traced it to a 16-year-old boy and girl in Bukit Batok Street 21. 

They were arrested and agents found 59 grams of cannabis, joints and drug paraphernalia in the girl’s home. 

In the second case, a 14-year-old boy, who was accompanied by his father, surrendered about 115 grams of cannabis at an unnamed neighborhood police post. 

At his home, about 52g of cannabis and weed-laced food were seized.

Subsequently, in a follow-up by CNB, they arrested two more 14-year-old boys for suspected drug trafficking at Clementi Road and Serangoon Road.

More weed-infused food was found in their homes.

Investigations for all suspects are ongoing.

Trafficking more than 500 grams of cannabis is punishable by death under Singapore’s harsh drug laws.

In July, a 49-year-old Singaporean Malay man was executed for trafficking cannabis. He was the first out of the at least 10 death row inmates who Singapore executed for drug offenses this year.

National swimmer Joseph Schooling caused a stir in August after he confessed to consuming cannabis while training for the SEA Games, despite testing negative in his urine drug test.

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