Stimulants worth over 3 mln USD seized in Myanmar's eastern state

Xinhua, December 25, 2020

Myanmar authorities have seized stimulants worth over 3 million U.S. dollars in Shan State, according to a statement from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint anti-narcotic police force confiscated stimulants from a truck and arrested one suspect in the Loilem township on Monday.

The township police have filed a case against the suspect, the statement said.

According to the President's Office, a total of 1,466 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar, while 2,237 suspects were charged in connection with drug-related cases as of Dec. 19 this year, since the formation of Drug Activity Special Complaint Department in 2018.