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Large haul of drugs seized in eastern Myanmar

Large haul of drugs seized in eastern Myanmar

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jun 2019, 05:45 pm

Yangon, Jun 15 (Xinhua/UNI) The Myanmar authorities have seized large haul of drugs worth 4.4 billion kyats (2.95 million US dollars) in the country's eastern Shan state, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Saturday.
The seizures were made in Tachileik township by the joint police force on Friday afternoon.

A total of 21 bags covered with branches and pieces of clothes were found hidden in a street gutter and they were filled with a total of 4.25 million stimulant tablets worth over 4.254 billion kyats (2.84 million USdollars) and 1.9 kg of stimulant powder worth 19 million kyats (12,666 US dollars).

Moreover, 900 grams of ketamine worth nine million kyats (6,000 US dollars) and five kg of brown opium powder worth 60 million kyats (40,000 US dollars) were also confiscated from the bags along with weapons including guns, bullets and walkie-talkies.
On the same day, 5.3 kg of heroin worth 84.8 million kyats (56,533 US dollars) were also seized along with some materials used in manufacturing narcotic drugs from a house in the same township.

Further investigations into the cases are underway by the authorities, the committee's report said.  

Large haul of drugs seized in eastern Myanmar

India Blooms News Service
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