Over 487,000 stimulants seized in Myanmar's western state

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-17 17:17:34|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities seized over 487,000 stimulants in Rakhine State, according to a release from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday.

Acting on tip-offs, the anti-narcotic police force stoped and searched a vehicle in Maung Taw Township on Saturday.

A total of 487,500 stimulants were confiscated from the vehicle and one suspect was arrested.

The township police filed a case against the suspect under the country's relevant law, the release said.

According to the latest release issued by the President's Office, a total of 1,102 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,689 suspects were charged as of May 9, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018. Enditem