5 Singaporeans teenagers Arrested for Drug transaction in Telegram

5 Singaporeans teenagers Arrested for Drug transaction in Telegram

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) made the arrests after receiving information that five users of the messaging app Telegram were suspected of being involved in the sale of illegal substances. Among those arrested were three juveniles.

On Wednesday (September 27), Singaporean nationals ranging in age from 17 to 21 were taken into custody at a number of different locations.

According to the deputy director of CNB’s intelligence section, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Chang Gim Fook, the raids were carried out as a follow-up to the investigation that the agency had done into individuals who had purchased drugs over the chat platform.

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Seized items and estimated value

The operations resulted in the recovery of a total of 3,600 Singapore dollars (US$2,640), 204 grammes of ice, 143 grammes of cannabis, 12 tablets of ecstasy, 12 grammes of ketamine, a bottle containing a liquid substance that is thought to be prohibited narcotics, different items of drug paraphernalia, and cash.

According to a press release issued by the CNB on Friday, the estimated street value of the drugs that were confiscated is around 71,000 Singapore dollars.

A guy in his 20s and a woman in her 19s were taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon at a property located in the Boon Lay Drive neighbourhood.

Law enforcement’s tactics and challenges during the arrests

According to CNB, law enforcement officers were forced to enter the flat after the occupants refused to comply with requests to unlock the door. In addition, a total of $3,600 Singapore dollars in cash was taken in.

After that, the 20-year-old was led to his vehicle nearby, where CNB agents found a knuckle duster, a knife, and approximately 83 grammes of ice, 48 grammes of cannabis, 12 grammes of ketamine, and nine Ecstasy tablets in total.

In a separate operation that took place on Wednesday evening, a young man aged 18 was taken into custody at a residence located close to Boon Lay Avenue.

The young man was escorted to his vehicle in a nearby multi-story parking garage, where officers seized a total of around 121g of ice, 95g of cannabis, approximately three Ecstasy tablets, a container of liquid substance suspected to be controlled drugs, a digital weighing scale, and drug paraphernalia. In addition, the youngster was arrested for possession of controlled substances.

The two remaining suspects, a male aged 21 years old and a girl aged 17 years old, were taken into custody the same evening at a property located close to Jurong West Street 93.

Additionally, a number of restricted firearms were recovered from within the unit.

“Drug offenders who think that such chat applications would enable them to transact anonymously cannot be more wrong,” said DAC Chang. “There is no way that such chat applications could ever do that.”

There is no place, either online or offline, that can be considered a safe refuge for such illegal actions. The CNB will continue to keep a close eye on them, hunt them down, and take appropriate action against them.

The CNB has not finished their investigations into the drug dealing activities of any of the suspects who have been arrested.

The men, ages 20 and 21, are both being questioned by the police in connection with the possible possession of controlled substances and weapons.

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. How many teenagers were arrested?
A2. 5 Singaporeans teenagers Arrested for Drug transaction in Telegram.

Q2: What are ages of the arrested teenagers?
A2: Singaporean nationals ranging in age from 17 to 21 were taken into custody.

Q3: What was the purpose of the raids carried out by CNB?
A3: These raids were conducted as a follow-up to CNB’s investigation into individuals who had purchased drugs over the chat platform Telegram.

Q4: Provide details of the items recovered during these operations?
A4: Certainly, the operations led to the recovery of items including $3,600 Singapore dollars in cash, 204 grams of ice, 143 grams of cannabis, 12 ecstasy tablets, 12 grams of ketamine, a bottle containing a liquid substance suspected to be prohibited narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and more.

Q5: What was the estimated street value of the confiscated drugs?
A5: According to a press release from the CNB, the estimated street value of the seized drugs is approximately 71,000 Singapore dollars.

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Source: CNA

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