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68.25 kg of heroin seized in eastern Myanmar

26 May 2023, 02:18 GMT+10

YANGON, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar authorities have seized 68.25 kg of heroin in Shan state of eastern Myanmar, according to a statement from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Thursday.

Acting on a tipoff, anti-narcotics police searched two vehicles near a checkpoint in Yaksawk town of southern Shan state on Monday and confiscated 195 blocks of heroin weighing 68.25 kg, the statement said.

Three suspects were arrested for the case, it said.

According to investigations, the narcotics is being transported from Mongyai town in northern Shan state to Pekon town in southern Shan state, the CCDAC said.

The suspects were charged under the Southeast Asian country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, and further investigations were underway, it said.

(File photo).

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