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

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-04 17:51:52|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities seized 4.092 kg of heroin in Sagaing Region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Thursday.

Acting on tip-offs, the anti-narcotic police force stoped and searched a car in Khampat township on Tuesday.

Heroin worth over 245 million kyats (over 175,371 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from the car.

The township police filed a case against four suspects in connection with the case and further investigation is underway under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

On the same day, a total of 202,000 stimulants worth 202 million kyats (144,285 U.S. dollars) were seized in Tachileik township of the Shan state.

According to a latest release issued by the President's Office on Monday, a total of 1,156 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,790 were charged in connection with the cases as of May 30 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018. Enditem