Boy’s bong video on train sparks outrage

 

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
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
The footage shows the youth using a lighter

 

 

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.

However, the amount of people being charged over the use and possession of "other drugs" on public transport has risen 26 per cent in the last two years.

Despite this, a Sydney Trains spokeswoman said drug use on the network was "rare".

"We encourage customers who witness any criminal or anti-social behaviour on one of our train services to report it to NSW Police or Sydney Trains staff immediately," she said.

"We have more than 11,000 CCTV cameras monitoring our network.

"We also work closely with the NSW Police Transport and Public Safety Command, which is responsible for responding to crime and anti-social behaviour on the rail network.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said officers regularly patrol Sydney trains to crackdown on antisocial behaviour.

"Officers from the Police Transport and Public Safety Command, with assistance from the dog unit, actively patrol and conduct operations state-wide to target criminal behaviour including alcohol and drug-related crime, anti-social behaviour, graffiti and malicious damage offences on the transport network," she said.

 

to smoke the bong on the train. Picture: Supplied
to smoke the bong on the train. Picture: Supplied


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