Thu, 30 Jun 2022

YANGON, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Anti-Narcotics Task Force has seized 5 million stimulant tablets worth K5 billion (over 2.7 million U.S. dollars) in Yangon, according to a police statement on Thursday.

Following a tip-off, police raided a house in No (3) Zawtika street, Thingangyun Gyi Ward of Mingalardon Township, and arrested seven suspects together with 1 million stimulant pills on May 17.

According to further investigation, the police also seized 4 million stimulant tablets at a house in Sabei street of No (3) Pale Ward of Mingalardon Township on the same evening.

Moreover, the anti-narcotics agents arrested one suspected female and two suspected males on May 18.

The suspects kept the stimulant pills in their homes before they transport them to Yangon from Shan State, and they mail the drugs to Tanintharyi Region and Rakhine State.

The main drug dealer is still at large, and the police have filed charges against him.

Sign up for Myanmar News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!