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January 18, 2019

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release No. 18/2018
14th Waning of Tawthalin, 1380 ME
(8 October 2018)

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

1. In order to prevent and eradicate the dangers of narcotic and psychotropic drugs, the Office of the President has formed the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on 26 June 2018 to systematically accept and respond to reports on drug abuses and other related cases from the general public.
2. With orders from the Office of the President, the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department relayed information on reports on drug-related offenses up to 6 October 2018 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

No Nature of report Details on seizure and legal action taken
1 Information received of illegal drugs being sold along the streets of Ward 13 of South Okkalapa Tsp, Yangon Region. On 14-9-2018, police staking out at the corner of Thumingalar Street and 27th St. in Ward 13 of South Okkalapa Tsp, arrested Yarzar Tun (a) Yarzar, 19, living on the 4th floor of a building in Kawliya Street 19, Ward 13, South Okkalapa Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets and marijuana. A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (South Okkalapa) MaYa(Pa) 49/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2 Information received of Daw Soe Moe Hnin (a) Rose selling illegal drugs from her home in room B/705 on the 6th floor of Building B in Muditha Housing 1, Mayangon Tsp, Yangon Region. On 5-10-2018, police arrested Daw Soe Moe Hnin (a) Rose, 40, and her son Swan Yi Htet (a) Wailiam, 20, at their house in B/705 on the 6th floor of Building B in Muditha Housing 1, Upper Baho Road, Ward 2, Mayangon Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets, ICE and marijuana. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Bayinnaung) MaYa(Pa) 15/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
3 Information received of Daw Win Sein from Tangar Village, Phaungpyin Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs. On 6-10-2018, police arrested Daw Win Sein, 56, and Thein Han Soe, 30, both from Tangar Village, Phaungpyin Tsp, together with opium. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 85/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
4 Information received of Kyaw Maung from Innwine Nabekon Village, Mante Village-tract, Phaungpyin Tsp, Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs. On 4-10-2018, police arrested Kyaw Maung, 32, in his home in Innwine Nabekon Village, Phaungpyin Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 82/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5 Information received of U San Ngwe from Taukkyan Village, YeU Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 19-8-2018, police arrested San Ngwe (a) Chan Tar, 31, in his home in Taukkyan Village, YeU Tsp, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Thintheinyan) MaYa(Pa) 2/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
6 Information received of Kyaw San from Sutnan Village, Mawlaik Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs. On 6-10-2018, police arrested Kyaw San, 47, in his home in Sutnan Village, Mawlaik Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mawlaik) MaYa(Pa) 23/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
7 Information received of Hla Tun from Taunggon Village, Mawlaik Tsp, Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 3-9-2018, police arrested Hla Tun, 48, in his field hut in Taunggon Village, Mawlaik Tsp, along with Aung Tun Kyaing, 28, from Ohtpokyin Village, Mawlaik Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mawlaik) MaYa(Pa) 20/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
8 Information received of Nay Lin Aung from Street 5, Aungsan Ward, YeU Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 4-10-2018, police arrested Nay Lin Aung, 36, in his house in Street 5, Aungsan Ward, YeU Tsp, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets and heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (YeU) MaYa(Pa) 10/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
9 Information received of Gita (a) U Aung San Oo, living in Room No. 2A/928, Muditha Housing 2, Ywama West Ward, Insein Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 12-9-2018, police arrested Gita (a) Aung San Oo, 45, in his house in Room No. 2A/928, Muditha Housing 2, Ywama West Ward, Insein Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Insein) MaYa(Pa) 116/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
10 Information received of Maung Htike, living in Aungsan Ward, YeU Tsp, Shwebo District, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs. On 19-9-2018, police arrested Tun Min Htike (a) Maung Htike, 35, living in 11th Street, Aungsan Ward, YeU Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (YeU) MaYa(Pa) 9/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
11 Information received of Myo Lwin Oo (a) La Pyae, who drives Taxi No.DD/3150, in front of Shwe Baho Hospital, Tamway junction, Tamway Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 4-10-2018, police searched Taxi No.DD/3150 parked in front of the Shwe Baho Hospital on Thamein Bayan Road, Ma Hlwa Gon Htay Kwyae Ward (Ka), Tamway Tsp, driven by Myo Lwin Oo (a) La Pyae, 35, living in Building No.296/B, Aung Theidi Street, Ward 20, Dagon Myothit (South)Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Tamway) MaYa(Pa) 44/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
12 Information received of Ma Poe from Tonepin Village, Minepote Village-tract, Mohnyin Tsp, Kachin State, selling illegal drugs. On 4-10-2018, police arrested Ma Poe (a) Ma Poe Poe Lwin, 34, in her home in Tonepin Village, Minepote Village-tract, Mohnyin Tsp, together with heroin and pink colored psychotropic tablets.  A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Lonetone) MaYa(Pa) 67/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
13 Information received of Ko Htoo Naung, living in Shwe Wah Tun Street 7, Ward 12, Hlinethaya Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 4-10-2018, police arrested Ko Htoo Naung (a) Naing Lin Tun (a) Putu Naung, 20, living in Building No.415/B, Shwe Wah Tun Street 7, Ward 12, Hlinethaya Tsp, along with Ye Htut Win, 29, and another unnamed person from the same ward, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Thounggyi) MaYa(Pa) 60/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
14 Information received of Myo Min Naing (a) Wa Gyi, living in the Insein Prison compound, Insein Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 2-10-2018, police arrested Myo Min Naing (a) Wa gyi, 45, and his wife Ma Khin Yadanar Lin (a) Pa Pa, 38, both living in the staff dormitories in Insein Prison compound, Insein Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets.  A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Insein) MaYa(Pa) 129/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Investigations continue.

4. In addition to the investigations and arrests conducted on drug related complaints mentioned above, the Tatmadaw and Myanmar Police Force have also carried out separate investigations on drug complaints, search and arrests at border gates, and searches of vehicles acting upon given information.
During the previous week, multiple arrests were made in the border regions and joint-surveillance gates. In Kayin State, Hlaingbwe Tsp, on the Hlaingbwe-Paingkyon highway, a man was arrested with 12,750 stimulant tablets. In Mandalay Region, Mogok Tsp, officials received a tip-off of illegal drugs being transported from Kutkai Town to Mogok Town and formed a blockade in front of Legyi police outpost. Five motorbikes refused official inspection and drove away, with officials giving chase and arresting one man with 1,210,000 stimulant tablets,4,884 g of heroin and five motorcycles. On the Mogok-Momeik highway, a suspect left their motorcycle and ran away from an official inspection, leaving behind 130 g of heroin in the vehicle. In Patheingyi Tsp, at the 16 milepost-Kyaukchaw joint-inspection gate, a woman was arrested with 8,000 stimulant tablets and 240 g of heroin. In Chanmyathazi Tsp, Thanlyet Hmawtaung Ward, along the Mandalay Kandawgyi track, officials acting on a tip-off arrested three men with 292,500 stimulant tablets and a Probox car. In Mahaaungmye Tsp, Maha Nwesin Ward, a man was arrested with 335 vials of diazepam, 390 lorazepam tablets, 2,705 tramadol tablets, and 800 sedil tablets. In a KTV in Yemontaung Ward, 5 men and 1 woman were arrested 1.7 g of ketamine and 0.5 g of marijuana. In Shan State, Kengtung Tsp, a driverless motorcycle containing 8,400 g of raw opium was found abandoned on the road heading towards Mya Shweyi hot springs. In Kutkai Tsp, along the Kutkai-Kaungkha highway, a man was arrested with 121 g of heroin and 5,900 stimulant tablets. In Tachilek Tsp, at the Meyan join-inspection gate, a man was arrested with 650 g of ketamine. In Rakhine State, Maungtaw Tsp, along the 3 milepost-Kyeekanpyin highway, a suspect escaped official inspection and left behind 282,750 stimulant tablets on their abandoned motorcycle. In Thandwe Tsp, Myopyin Village, along the Thandwe-Taungup highway, a man was arrested with 163.3 g of marijuana.
There have been 4 cases of arrests involving firearms. In Kayin State, Hlaingbwe Tsp, a man living in Myaingyingu (Zizawamyaing Ward) was arrested with 38 stimulant tablets, 20 (7.62×39) bullets, and 1 hand grenade. In Taninthayi Region, Dawei Tsp, Hteinthit Ward, a man was arrested with 3,000 stimulant tablets, 1 homemade gun, 47 (.22) bullets, and 1 Hijet car. In Shan State, Tachilek Tsp, Ayedin Village, 2 men were arrested with 3,600 stimulant tablets, 45 (.45) bullets, and 1 Revo Toyota Hilux car. Along the Mepan-Kawmakein Village road, a man was arrested with 20 stimulant tablets, 1 gas-powered gun and 6 bullets.
There has been 1 arrest involving foreigners. In Rakhine State, Maungtaw Tsp, along the Myanmar side of the Naf River, 2 boats containing security forces caught and inspected a boat located near the north of U Saw Hla island where they arrested 1 man from Tayetoht Village-tract, Maungtaw Tsp, and 2 Bangladeshi citizens together with 28,500 stimulant tablets.
There have been 278 cases being opened between 30-9-2018 and 6-10-2018, and 361 men and 48 women have been arrested. Seizures of 5,746.62 g of heroin, 9.39 g of ICE, 11,169.73 g of opium, 33 g of powder opium, 90 g of low-quality opium, 4,200 g of speciosa, 1,901,033 stimulant tablets, 214.96 g of marijuana, 89 g of opium blocks, 335 vials of diazepam, 390 lorazepam tablets, 2,705 tramadol tablets, 651.7 g of ketamine, 800 sedil tablets, 2 different firearms, 118 different bullets, and one hand grenade.
5. To seize further drugs and to arrest drugs dealers, people are urged to inform the Ministry of Home Affairs, region and state governments and to inform huge cases of drug trafficking and other suspicious cases directly to the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department of the Office of the President through following contact numbers:

Contacts
Auto telephone No. — 067-590200
Fax Phone No. — 067-590233
Email Address — [email protected]

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