A second chance: drug trafficker gets two years' probation

A second chance: drug trafficker gets two years' probation

SG Gazette·2018-03-01 17:00

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At just 16 years of age, she is already a mother of two and her own mother has a serious health condition that requires radiotherapy.

Now, the teenager has been charged with selling a packet of drugs to a youth, and is now believed to be Singapore’s youngest drug trafficker. She was put on two years’ probation on Thursday (1 Mar).

The accused had admitted to selling a packet of methamphetamine, also known as ‘Ice’ to 17-year-old Muhammad Nur Syazwin Ismail at an Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 HDB block on 30 May 2017.

The packet was sold for $80, and weighed in at 0.26g.

She did not make money from this transaction, but previous transactions with Syazwin had earned her $10 a packet.

She was arrested on 5 Jun last year. Syazwin was arrested two days before, and recently put on probation.

Her sick mother had told her “not to  play with drugs”, but she did not listen.

Under the probation order, she will undergo two years of split probation. She will be tagged electronically for 12 months instead of six, and will remain indoors from 10pm to 6am.

She must also attend a drug intervention programme and undergo regular and random urine tests.

Her mother signed a $5,000 bond on Thursday, done to ensure she would behave herself.

District Judge Eddy Tham told her to cherish the chance given to her, or the consequences would be “dire” for her and her children, aged one and two.

Her lawyer, Choo Si Sen, said that the biological fathers of her children, aged one and two, did not look after or maintain the children who are in childcare.

The girl has “fully realised her misdeeds and is determined to pursue her study to become a responsible mother and a filial daughter to look after her two young sons and her mother,'' he said.

(Image Credit/s: wiseGEEK, ComLinks, Mirror)

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