Nearly 4 kg of heroin seized in Myanmar's northwestern state

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-06 15:59:23|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities seized 3.96 kilograms of heroin in Sagaing Region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint police force stopped and searched a motorcycle in Tamu township on Monday.

Soap boxes filled with heroin worth over 237 million kyats (169,714 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from the motorcycle.

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

According to a latest release issued by the President's Office on Monday, a total of 1,083 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,666 suspects were charged in connection with the cases as of May 2 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018. Enditem