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A video showing a 15-year-old smoking a bong on a Sydney train has been blasted by the Transport Minister as “absolutely unacceptable”.
The footage shows the youth using a lighter to smoke the bong while sitting in the gangway of the train as a grinning friend watches on.
The boy told The Daily Telegraph it was the first time he had used drugs on public transport.
“There were c**ts sitting right outside the door and I opened the door, I’ve got a billy in my hand and I’m like f**k em’ - stay for a cone anyway,” he said.
When asked if he was worried police could catch him, the boy said: “Nah, I don’t give a f**k”.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance has condemned the video. Picture: Supplied
The boy’s friend told The Daily Telegraph there were ways to avoid detection when using cannabis in public areas.
“What you’ve got to do is you’ve just got to have it packed mate and you smoke it - then you tell the cops it was baccy (tobacco),” he said.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance condemned the behaviour in the video, believed to have been recorded last June.
“Drug use on Sydney Trains is absolutely unacceptable,” he said.
“We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and I will be ensuring police investigate.
“Incidents involving drug use on our trains are rare but we encourage anyone who witnesses this kind of behaviour to alert staff or police.”
The footage shows the youth using a lighter
to smoke the bong on the train. Picture: Supplied
The latest BOCSAR crime numbers show the amount of people being charged over using and possessing cannabis on public transport has remained stable in the last two years, with 150 offences being recorded in June.
This article first appeared on www.dailytelegraph.com.au
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