YANGON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Large haul of stimulant tablets were seized on Wednesday from passenger buses in Myanmar's Mandalay region, according to the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC).
The seizures were made by the police personnel from the Anti-Narcotic Task Force in Patheingyi township in early hours of Wednesday.
A total of 2,200 stimulant tablets worth 11 million kyats (7,333 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from two passengers on a bus traveling from Lashio to Yangon when it was intercepted at Kyaukchaw checkpoint at 01:15 a.m. local time.
Also, 120,000 stimulant tablets worth over 600 million kyats (400,000 U.S. dollars) and 20 grams of heroin worth 1.4 million kyats (933 U.S. dollars) were found hidden in speakers brought by two women on a passenger bus traveling from Muse to Yangon when it was searched at the same checkpoint later.
The suspects were charged under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.