Large haul of opium, controlled chemicals seized in Myanmar's eastern state

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-09 15:43:20|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of raw opium and controlled chemicals in Shan state, said a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Saturday.

A group of security personnel confiscated 1,038 kilograms of raw opium from a car during their operation on Kyethi-Mongnawng road on Friday.

The township police filed a case to capture the suspect who was not at the scene under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

According to the committee's release, a total of 26,560 liters of ethyl acetate were seized from a cargo truck in the same township on Thursday.

Four suspects were charged in connection with the case under the Prevention of Hazard from Chemical and Related Substances Law. Enditem