Wed, 05 Aug 2020

YANGON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs in Shan state, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, the anti-narcotic police force made a seizure in Pinlaung township on Saturday.

About 599,400 stimulants worth over 1.49 billion kyats (over 1 million U.S. dollars) and 5 kg of methamphetamine (ICE) worth 125 million kyats (89,285 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from a car and one suspect was arrested.

The township police filed a case against the suspect and further investigation is underway, the release said.

According to a latest release issued by the President's Office, a total of 1,210 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,869 people were charged in connection with the cases as of June 27 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018.

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