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NTU undergraduate, 25, accused of trafficking cannabis on campus

A 25-year-old Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduate, Muhammad Izzat Mazlan, has been accused of trafficking cannabis on campus in October 2022.

He was present in court on 5 Dec and faces additional charges for drug offenses at another location. If convicted, he could face penalties ranging from imprisonment to fines under the Misuse of Drugs Act.



SINGAPORE: A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduate has been accused of drug-related offences on campus in October 2022.

Muhammad Izzat Mazlan, 25, is said to have engaged in the trafficking of cannabis, a Class A controlled drug, on the premises of NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as reported by Channel NewsAsia.

The incident, said to have taken place at approximately 6:45 pm on October 20, 2022, involved the trafficking of four blocks containing a minimum of 101.59g of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana or weed, according to court documents.

The charges against Izzat encompass a total of eight drug-related offences, all allegedly committed on the same date.

He was present in court on December 5.

In addition to the trafficking charges at NTU, he is accused of carrying a grinder, a utensil associated with drug consumption, at the same location and time.

After leaving NTU, he is reported to have committed further drug offences at a housing block in Pasir Ris Drive 3 around 9:27 pm on the same day.

These subsequent charges involve the trafficking of five blocks containing no less than 131.56g of cannabis, as well as the possession of Class A controlled drugs, including ecstasy tablets, fragmented vegetable matter that contained a cannabinol derivative, and stamps containing Lysergide (LSD).

His next court hearing is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on December 19.

If convicted, he could face various penalties under the Misuse of Drugs Act, including a minimum of five years’ jail with caning for trafficking cannabis, and up to 20 years’ jail with caning.

For possessing a drug utensil, he could be jailed up to three years, fined up to S$10,000 or both.

For possessing cannabis, LSD, a cannabinol derivative and ecstasy, he could be jailed up to 10 years, fined up to S$20,000, or both.

For consuming a cannabinol derivative, he could be jailed between one and 10 years, fined up to S$20,000 or both.

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