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Two 14-year-olds nabbed in Yishun for suspected drug offences involving crystal meth

SINGAPORE: Two 14-year-old boys were arrested for suspected drug offences involving crystal methamphetamine or ice, as part of a 12-day islandwide blitz by the Central Narcotics Bureau which ended on Friday (Oct 20).

Police, acting on information, apprehended the first 14-year-old in the afternoon of Oct 8, in a house around Yishun Street 51. About 1g of ice and other drug paraphernalia were seized, according to a CNB news release on Saturday.

A follow-up operation by CNB officers that evening led to the arrest of the second 14-year-old along with his 22-year-old brother, in a house in the vicinity of Canberra Street. About 17g of ice was found here.

The trio were among 134 suspected drug offenders arrested over the course of the nearly fortnight-long drug bust, which reeled in about 10kg of cannabis, 1.3kg of heroin, 600g of new psychoactive substances, 373g of ice, 1g of ketamine, 103 ecstasy tablets, 111 erimin-5 tablets, three LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps and two bottles of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) in total.

Their estimated street value amounted to about S$600,000.

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Under the islandwide operation, which covered areas including Bedok, Clementi, Hougang, River Valley and Tiong Bahru, CNB officers on Tuesday also raided a commercial unit around Serangoon North and arrested a 35-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman.

About 980g of heroin, 250g of cannabis and 19g of ice were seized, before the two suspects were escorted to a house around Woodlands Drive 62 – where another 25g of heroin was found.

Those found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin may face the death penalty.

Investigations are ongoing.

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