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Over 1 mln stimulant tablets seized in Myanmar

14 Mar 2023, 20:05 GMT+10

YANGON, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities have seized 1.1 million stimulant tablets in Mandalay Region and Shan State, according to a statement from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control on late Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotics police searched two vehicles near a toll gate on Mandalay-Lashio road at around 3:45 p.m. local time on March 8 and confiscated 600,000 stimulant tablets.

In connection with the case, the police searched a car in Patheingyi township of Mandalay Region at 4:30 p.m. local time on the same day and confiscated 500,000 stimulant tablets.

The seized narcotics are worth over 1 billion kyats (over 476,190 U.S. dollars), it said.

Five suspects were charged in the case as further investigation was underway.

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