June 29, 2017

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Drugs in the creek — Tip-off from resident leads to seizure of 65,000 stimulants in Yangon

Police discovered 65,400 illegal stimulants in Yogyi Creek in western Yangon after receiving a tip-off from a local woman searching for cans and bottles to recycle.
Police discovered 65,400 illegal stimulants in Yogyi Creek in western Yangon after receiving a tip-off from a local woman searching for cans and bottles to recycle.

POLICE have seized more than 65,000 illegal stimulant pills with a street value of around K327 million (US$254,000) on Friday.
Counter-narcotics police in Mayangon Township discovered 65,400 tablets in Yogyi Creek while inspecting it after receiving a tip-off from a local resident, Police Officer Aung Zaw Win from Mayangon police station told The Global New Light of Myanmar at around 7pm on Friday.
The pills, identified by police as ya ba, were packed in 37 bags and were discovered by a woman who was searching for empty cans and bottles floating in the creek in order to resell them.
An investigation into the discovery has been opened, said Aung Zaw Win, who added that the value of a single  pill on the street is around K5,000 (US$4).
Myanmar’s biggest drug bust occurred on July 28, when an inspection team in Yangon seized 26.7 million stimulant tablets with a street value of more than $100 million. The counter-narcotics police team found the drugs in a parked truck in Mingaladon Township in northern Yangon.
Police later seized an additional 1.5 million stimulant tablets worth about K7.5 billion ($5.84 million) during their raids on the head office of Kaladan Delta Development Co. Ltd in North Dagon Township on 3 August. Police discovered the haul of drugs packed in five bags at the head office. The seizure was said to be linked to the previous one in July in Mingaladon Township.
Kaladan Delta Development Co’s branch office and houses of its managing director and members of the board of directors in Mayangon were found to be locked and the suspects believed to have fled, police said. One person was arrested on 13 August in connection to the massive drug haul.
According to information from the Ministry of Home Affairs, there are similarities between the bags containing the illegal stimulants tablets in North Dagon and those seized in Mingaladon Township.

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