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2 14-Year-Old Boys In Yishun & Canberra Among 134 Arrested During Island-Wide Drug Raids

14-Year-Old Boys Arrested In Yishun & Canberra During Drug Raids, ‘Ice’ Found & Seized

As part of the Singapore authorities’ no-nonsense approach to drugs, they regularly conduct raids across the island.

Sometimes, it can be dispiriting when the raids involve the arrest of youths, especially when they’re underage.

Two 14-year-old boys were arrested in Yishun and Canberra as part of the latest raids.

They were among a total of 134 people nabbed.

Boys nabbed during drug raids from 8-20 Oct

In a news release on Saturday (21 Oct), the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said they conducted another islandwide anti-drug operation from 8 to 20 Oct.

One raid was a joint operation with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Some of the areas covered included Bedok, Clementi, Hougang, River Valley, and Tiong Bahru.

134 people were arrested, the youngest being two 14-year-old boys. Investigations into all the arrested suspects are ongoing.

Boys nabbed & drugs found in Yishun & Canberra

On 8 Oct, the police received information and arrested the first 14-year-old boy in the afternoon.

Police suspected him of drug offences, and nabbed him in a residential unit in the vicinity of Yishun Street 51.

Source: Google Maps

After finding about 1g of ‘Ice’ and drug paraphernalia, the police referred the case to CNB.

CNB followed up on this and subsequently conducted a drug raid in a residential unit in the vicinity of Canberra Street.

Two people were arrested — a second 14-year-old boy, and a 22-year-old man, who is the boy’s brother.

After a search, about 17g of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were seized.

Serangoon North raid conducted on 17 Oct

Another notable raid took place on 17 Oct at a commercial unit in the vicinity of Serangoon North, CNB said.

That afternoon, a 35-year-old Singaporean man and a 56-year-old Singaporean woman were arrested for suspected drug offences.

Source: CNB

They also seized about 979g of heroin, 250g of cannabis and 19g of ‘Ice’.

Later, they escorted the duo to a residential unit in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62. About 25g of heroin was seized there.

Source: CNB

Drugs seized have estimated value of S$606K

The drugs seized during the raids have an estimated street value of about S$606,000, CNB said.

They comprise:about 1,296g of heroin373g of ‘Ice’9,605g of cannabis — 8,960g from the joint raid with ICA1g of ketamine596g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)103 tablets of ‘Ecstasy’111 Erimin-5 tabletsthree LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stampstwo bottles of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate)

A person who is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of diamorphine or “pure heroin” may face the mandatory death penalty.

Offence to traffic in controlled drugs: CNB

CNB also reminded the public that it’s an offence for someone to traffic a controlled drug or offer to do so.

This also applies when the person does or offers to do anything to prepare for the trafficking; or for the purpose of trafficking.

Even if that person does it on behalf of another person who is or isn’t in Singapore.

This is according to Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973.

Also read: Pregnant Woman Among 6 People Arrested For Drug Offences, CNB Officer Injured Stopping Escaping Suspect

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Featured image adapted from the CNB.

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