6.5 Million Stimulant Tablets Seized In Eastern Myanmar

Myanmar authorities have seized 6.5 million stimulant tablets in eastern Myanmar’s Shan state, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, yesterday.

Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotic police raided a cattle breeding farm in Minesat township, in Shan state, at around 6:30 p.m. local time on Monday, and confiscated 100g of crushed stimulants, and a gun, from two suspected farm keepers, it said.

The police also raided the house of the owner of the cattle breeding farm, at around 7:00 p.m. local time Monday, and confiscated 6.5 million stimulant tablets, and some firearms.

The seized narcotics are worth over 2.6 billion kyats (over 1.2 million U.S. dollars), it said.

The suspects were charged under the country’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, and further investigations were underway, it added.

Source: NAM News Network