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September 22, 2019

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release No. 25/2018

4th Waning of Tazaungmone, 1380 ME
(26 November 2018)

1. In order to prevent and eradicate the dangers of narcotic drugs 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 24 November 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 sales of illegal drugs by U Kyaw Aye living in Ma Mhone Kine Village, Indawgyi Area, Mohnyin Tsp, Kachin State. On 18-11-2018, police searched U Kyaw Aye’s house Ma Mhone Kine Village, Indawgyi Area, Mohnyin Tsp. Police discovered U Kyaw Aye, 65, and Maung Tu, 57, together with opium blocks, heroin, raw opium and pink psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Lonton) MaYa(Pa) 80/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2 Information received of sales of illegal drugs in Ahlone Ward, Monywa Tsp, Sagaing Region. On 18-11-2018, police were patrolling on the road of Monwya-YeU, one motorcycle driven by Nyo Min Tun from Budalin Tsp to Monywa Tsp was stopped for investigation. Police discovered Nyo Min Tun, 32, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Monywa) MaYa(Pa) 18/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Further investigation led to the search at Phoe Lyune’s house. Police arrested Phoe Lyune, 41, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Monywa) MaYa(Pa) 19/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
3 Information received of Aung Nge from Yengangyi Village, Bokpyin Tsp, Taninthayi Region, selling illegal drugs. On 24-11-2018, police searched Aung Nge’s house in Yengangyi Village, Bokpyin Tsp. Police didn’t find him but police discovered his wife, Ma Le Le Win, 43, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened against two suspects with MaMaSa (Bokpyin) MaYa(Pa) 42/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Further investigation led to the search at Than Pe’s house in Yengangyi Village. Police arrested Than Pe, 57, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Bokpyin) MaYa(Pa) 43/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
4 Information received of selling illegal drugs to Night Clubs, EDM shows, Fashion events and Miss Universe shows in Mandalay Tsp, Mandalay Region selling illegal drugs. On 23-11-2018, police searched at Room 205 of Hotel Apex in 35th Street, between 58th and 59th street, where EDM show organizers sojourned then police found Thuta Thantzin (a) Dj Funkey, 20, together with Ecstasy. A case has been opened with NaMaSa(3) (Chanayethazan) MaYa(Pa) 13/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5 Information received of Kalar and his wife, Yupar (a) Kafe from Sintngu Ward, Insein Tsp, Yangon Region selling illegal drugs. On 24-11-2018, police searched Kalar’s house Police didn’t find him but police discovered his wife, Ei Nandar Phyo (a) Yupar (a) Kafe, 27, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Insein) MaYa (Pa) 164/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
6 Information received of selling illegal drugs on hill in Group (10), Ward 4, Kutkai Tsp, Shan State (North). So far 24 cases have been opened as of last weeks, 21 men and three women have been arrested with heroin and stimulant tablets.

On 18-11-2018, police were patrolling in Ward 4, Kutkai Tsp, Sai Lauk Kham, 35, from Mawhit Village, Narwine Village-tract, was arrested with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kutkai) MaYa (Pa) 130/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7 Information received of Myint Oo from Ward 2, Nyaungpintha Village, Yaksawk Tsp, Shan State selling illegal drugs. On 18-11-2018, police searched Myint Oo’s house in Ward 2, Nyaungpintha Village, Yaksawk Tsp. Police discovered Myint Oo, 48, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Yaksawk) MaYa(Pa) 55/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
8 Information received of Daw Aye Nyunt from Myo Kone Ward, Yaksawk Tsp, Shan State selling illegal drugs. On 20-11-2018, police searched Daw Aye Nyunt’s house in Myo Kone Ward, Yaksawk Tsp. Police discovered her nephew, Aung Htet Naing (a) Gugu, 16, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened against two suspects with MaMaSa (Yaksawk) MaYa(Pa) 57/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3. Out of the information sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, so far 399 cases have been opened as of 24-11-2018, and 518 men and 98 women have been arrested with seizures of 5,430.36 g of heroin, 25.01 g of ICE, 38,459.41 g of opium, 329.6 g of low-quality opium, 12,263.28 g of opium powder, 7,273.99 g of speciosa, 179,938 stimulant tablets, 3,696.03 g of marijuana, 0.1 liters of opium tincture, 227.4 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 1.65 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 0.001g of crushed Ecstasy, 12 firearms, 194 different bullets, and one grenade. Efforts for fighting the drug trafficking has been stepped up and the ministry will report on further exposed cases.
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 Yanpu Ward, Myitkyina Tsp, Kachin State, two men were arrested with 1,800 stimulant tablets. In Loilinkan Village, Namhkam Tsp, Shan State, on the road of Monewi-Namhkam, one motorcycle was stopped for investigation then one man was arrested with 3,000 stimulant tablets, 77 g of heroin and one motorcycle. In Aung Myinttar Ward, Namhkam Tsp, one man was arrested with 3,600 stimulant tablets. In Ward 5, Karli Sub-tsp, Kunhing Tsp, six men were arrested with 2,606 stimulant tablets, 58 g of heroin and three motorcycles. Further investigation led to the arrest of another man with 6,570 stimulant tablets and 110 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder. In Tawann (2) Village, Kengtung Tsp, on the road to the village, one man was arrested with 10,000 stimulant tablets and one motorcycle. In Hsipaw Tsp, Konemone Village, six men were arrested with 12,184 stimulant tablets, 34.136 g of heroin and 16 g of raw opium. Further investigation led to the search at a house in Kaunghine Village, the suspect ran away and escaped then police discovered 142.72 g of heroin and 1,800 stimulant tablets. In Khamnar Village, Mongkai Tsp, on the road of Mongkai-Laikha, a Wish car was stopped investigation then one man was arrested with 251.9 g of heroin, 190 stimulant tablets, and one car.
Near Nantsho Creek, Ward 12, Lashio Tsp, two men were arrested with 1,509 stimulant tablets. Near Nanchin (North Village), Pinlaung Tsp, one man was arrested with 1,760 stimulant tablets. In Hangan Village, Ye Tsp, Mon State, one man was arrested with 24,800 g of speciosa and one liter of opium tincture. At toll gate of Yogo Village, Mawlamyine Tsp, a DYNA car was stopped for investigation then one man was arrested with 12,500 g of speciosa and one car.
In Sittway Tsp, Rakhine State, a Kluger car in landing craft shipped Yaychanpyin Port to Angumaw Village, Yathedaung Tsp was searched for investigation then one man was arrested with 620,000 stimulant tablets and one car. In Setyonesu Ward, one woman was arrested with 100 stimulant tablets. Ywarthintkay (5) Ward, Maungtaw Tsp, two men were arrested with 115 stimulant tablets. In Kyatyoepyin Village, one man was arrested with 9,000 stimulant tablets. Further investigation led to the seizure of 35,000 stimulant tablets in the convict’s house. In Zeepinchaung Village (North), while securities were searching area, three men ran away. When securities went and checked the surrounding, one bag with 69,740 stimulant tablets was found in the bush. In Aungba Model Village, Kawthoung Tsp, Taninthayi Region, one man was arrested with 1,130 stimulant tablets and 40 g of powder of speciosa. In Kantaw Village, Bokpyin Tsp, four men were arrested with 1,603 stimulant tablets. Between Tariban Village and Boamkam Village, Tamu Tsp, on the road of Tamu-Kalay, one motorcycle was stopped for investigation then one man was arrested with 950 stimulant tablets and one motorcycle. In Kyawinn Village, Katha Tsp, one man was arrested with 1,600 stimulant tablets and 92 g of heroin. In Yinmapin Village, Thazi Tsp, Mandalay Region, on the road of Taunggyi-Meiktila, one Mark-X car was stopped for investigation then three men were arrested with 10,026 stimulant tablets and one car. At 16 Mile Checkpoint, two men were arrested with 50,000 stimulant tablets from an Express car driven from Lashio to Yangon. In Haymamarla Taung Ward, Mahaaungmye Tsp, one man was arrested with 29 stimulant tablets, 13 tablets of Ecstasy. In Linlune Taung Ward, Sangyoung Tsp, Yangon Region, one man was arrested with three tablets of Ecstasy. In Ward 10, Hline Tsp, on the road of Damayone, a stopped Probox car was searched then two men from the car were arrested with one stimulant tablets, 0.02 g of heroin, three bottles of Diazepam injection and one car.
There have been 200 cases being opened between 18-11-2018 and 24-11-2018, and 256 men and 29 women have been arrested. Seizures were made of 1,125.89 g of heroin, 67.75 g of ICE, 706 g of opium, 16131.2 g of speciosa powder, 45,425 g of speciosa, 859,411 stimulant tablets, 176 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 151.58 g of marijuana, 20 g of opium blocks, one liter of opium tincture, 16 tablets of Ecstasy and three bottles of Diazepam injection.

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 via following contact numbers:

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

 

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