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500,000 stimulants seized in Myanmar’s eastern state

By Sheji Halima [NAN]


Myanmar authorities on Monday seized 500,000 stimulants in Shan State, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC).

The joint anti-narcotic police confiscated the stimulants worth 500 million kyats (373,134 U.S. dollars) from a vehicle along with two suspects in Tachilek township on late Saturday.

The township police filed a case against the suspects and further investigation was underway as per the country’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

According to the latest release by the President’s Office, a total of 1,498 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 2,293 people were charged in connection with the cases as of Jan. 9

The record was since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department in 2018. (Xinhua/NAN)


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