Large haul of controlled chemicals seized in central Myanmar

September 18, 2020

Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of sulfuric acid in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the seizure was made by the joint anti-narcotic police in Pyin Oo Lwin township on Wednesday.

A total of 11,988 liters of sulfuric acid worth over 8.3 million kyats (6,347 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from a truck and two suspects were arrested.

The township police filed a case against the suspects and further investigation is underway under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

According to a latest release issued by the President's Office, a total of 1,320 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 2,022 people were charged in connection with the cases as of September 5 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018.