No strawberry-flavoured meth in Singapore: CNB

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has clarified that an online report which warns against strawberry-flavoured drugs here was not issued by authorities.

A drug scare which has persisted worldwide through the years, strawberry-flavoured methamphetamine or "strawberry quick", has not been found in Singapore, CNB said.

The advisory being circulated online states that flavoured methamphetamine is targeted at children, and tells parents to warn their children about taking things offered to them by strangers.

Despite these rumours, there have been no instances of "strawberry quick" found here.

"We would like to inform the public that the advisory on 'strawberry quick' did not come from CNB. CNB has not come across any cases of strawberry-flavoured methamphetamine in Singapore in recent years," CNB said in a statement.

Nonetheless, parents should remind their children about the harmfulness of drugs, the authority said.

"Unscrupulous traffickers may seek to disguise the harmful nature of drugs by making them look like candy or foodstuff," it added.