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    14-year-old arrested for suspected drug trafficking in Singapore drug bust

    CNA – A 14-year-old was arrested for suspected drug trafficking, with about nine grammes of cannabis as well as drug paraphernalia seized from his home in Lower Delta Road on Tuesday.

    The boy was the youngest to be arrested in an islandwide crackdown by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from last Sunday to yesterday, which netted 96 suspected drug offenders.

    Drugs with an estimated street value of over SGD359,000 were seized.

    They included about 146 grammes of heroin, 882 grammes of ice, 3,624 grammes of cannabis, 402 grammes of ketamine, six grammes of new psychoactive substances, 243 grammes of ecstasy tablets, 685 Erimin-5 tablets, 219 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps and 23 bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate).

    “The seizure of 882 grammes of ice can feed the addiction of about 500 abusers for a week, while 3,624 grammes of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 510 abusers for a week,” CNB said in a media release yesterday.

    Some of the controlled drugs seized during a CNB operation on November 8. PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

    On Monday, CNB officers arrested a 17-year-old in the South Buona Vista Road area and found about 371 grammes of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

    A further 36 grammes of cannabis and drug paraphernalia were seized from his residential unit later.

    CNB also said two Singaporean women aged 27 and 30 were arrested around Boon Lay Drive on Tuesday evening.

    Officers found about 86 grammes of ice, 330 grammes of cannabis, 43 grammes of ecstasy tablets and 60 LSD stamps on the 27-year-old.

    “The women were later escorted to their hideout in the same vicinity,” said CNB.

    “A total of about 281 grammes of ice, 456 grammes of cannabis, 344 grammes of ketamine, 77 grammes of ecstasy tablets, 548 Erimin-5 tablets, 110 LSD stamps and 12 bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB were further seized.”

    Officers also found more drugs at a staircase landing on the same floor of the residential unit – about 56 grammes of ice, 756 grammes of cannabis, 56 grammes of ecstasy tablets and 36 LSD stamps.

    The 30-year-old woman’s four-year-old daughter was in the unit when CNB officers raided it, said the bureau.

    “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,” it added.

    Investigations are ongoing. Those found guilty of trafficking over 15 grammes of pure heroin, 250 grammes of methamphetamine or 500 grammes of cannabis may face the death penalty.

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