CNB clarification on online reports regarding candy-shaped drugs

09 May 2017

  1. It has come to the attention of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) that there are online reports circulating about the availability of ‘Ecstasy’ (or other drugs) that come in the form of candy or specifically, bear-shaped candy, targeted at the young.


  2. CNB would like to inform the public that reports on such candy-shaped drugs did not originate from CNB. Locally, CNB has not come across cases of drugs such as ‘Ecstasy’, made to look like candy or specifically, bear-shaped candy. However, CNB is aware of foreign news reports on such candy-shaped drugs, containing ‘Ecstasy’ or cannabis, circulating overseas, including:


    1. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/03/30/mother-arrested-after-teens-pass-out-pot-candy-in-school/
    2. https://www.local10.com/education/2-teens-ingest-marijuana-laced-gummy-candies-at-school
    3. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article26889319.html


  3. While there is no specific information about drugs such as ‘Ecstasy’ and cannabis that comes in the form of candy, CNB would like to urge parents to remind their children that drugs are harmful and they should not consume anything offered by persons not known to them. Unscrupulous traffickers may seek to disguise the harmful nature of drugs by making them look like candy or foodstuff. If you come across such suspected substances, please alert CNB for us to look into the matter. You can call us at 1800 325 6666 (24 hours) or email us at CNB_Feedback@cnb.gov.sg

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
9 MAY 2017

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017