Stimulants worth over 1.5 mln USD seized in Myanmar's eastern state

December 9, 2020

Myanmar authorities seized 2.44 million stimulants worth over 2 billion kyats (over 1.5 million U.S. dollars) in Shan State, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Tuesday.

Acting on tip-offs, the joint anti-narcotic police force confiscated stimulants from a truck along with one suspect in Nawnghkio township on Monday.

The township police filed a case against the suspect under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

According to a release issued by the President's Office on Monday, a total of 1,444 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 2,205 suspects were charged in connection with the cases as of Dec. 5 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department in 2018.