December 15, 2016

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Police seizes more than 220,000 stimulant pills

Stimulant tablets seized by police on 5 December in the Hline river. Photo: Yangon Region Police Force
Stimulant tablets seized by police on 5 December in the Hline river. Photo: Yangon Region Police Force

POLICE seized more than 220,000 stimulant tablets with an estimated street value of more than K 1.1 billion in a river recently, according to the Yangon Region Police Force.
A man from a nearby concrete factory found a suspicious package in the Hline River around 2.45 pm on 5 December and informed the police.
An anti-drug squad inspected the site and discovered 22 packs containing 10,000 stimulant tablets each stamped with a WY, two packs containing 2,000 tablets each, five packs containing 200 tablets each and one pack containing 160 stimulant tablets. All in all the haul weighed more than 22 kg. Police are investigating the case, asking citizens to inform them when they come across any information related to the drug haul.  “The drugs we seized might be dropped off by someone from a ship,” an officer of the No. 40 Anti-Drug Squad.
The case is being investigated from the Hlinethaya Myoma Police Station.
Police are in pursuit of a number of suspects in connection with the case. —Zaw Gyi (Panita)

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