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