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May 29, 2020

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release 13/2020
7th Waxing of Tagu, 1381 ME
(30 March 2020)

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 offences up to 28 March 2020 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

Sr Nature of report Details on seizure and legal action taken
1 Information received of Ma Wai Wai who lives in Tat Oo Thida Ward, Kalay Township, Sagaing Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs. On 23 March 2020, police searched the house of Ma Wai Wai (a) Khat Khat Wai, 32, daughter of U San Win, who lives in Tat Oo Thida Ward, Kalay Township, and arrested her together with heroin.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Kalay)MaYa(pa)35/2020 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

2 Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs from Laeyinte Village, Kawlin Township, Sagaing Region. On 24 March 2020, police investigated some people in Inpainegyi farm land, Laeyinte Village, Kawlin Township. They found Kyaw Soe Oo (a) Khwet Ni, 29, son of U Myint Maung, who lives in Kyayinn Village; Myo Maung (a) Dinho, 29, son of U Than Maung; and Aung Myo Oo (a) Myo Oo, 41, son of U Phoe Hset, who live in Laeyin Village, and arrested Aung Myo Oo (a) Myo Oo together with heroin and other two men run away.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Kawlin)MaYa(pa)42/2020 under Section 16(c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3 Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs from Nanttaw Village, Homalin Township, Sagaing Region. On 26 March 2020, police searched the house of Tun Naing (a) Maung Ai, 28, son of U Thar Myint, who lives in Nanttaw Village, Homalin Township, and arrested him together with heroin. He bought the drugs from Maung Khar, 36, son of U Phoe Htoo, who lives in the same village.

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (Minekhaine)MaYa(pa)25/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police continued search the house of Maung Khar and arrested him and together with Yan Naing Aung (a) Yan Naing, 49, son of U Khin Mya, who lives in the same village, and Min Thu, 30, son of U Tin Hla, who lives in Tantaroo Ward, Mawlaik Township, together with heroin

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (Minekhaine)MaYa(pa)26/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4 Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs on Abid-Khalae Dagontaing Village road, Mudon Township, Mon State.

 

On 22 March 2020, police inspected a motorcycle driven by Ko Ko Win, 23, son of U Soe Win and Mamed Rahim, 48, son of U Adu Martin, who live in Yaytwingon Village, Kyaikmaraw Township, on the road of Abid-Khalae Dagontaing Village and arrested them together with ‘WY’ and ‘R’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (Kamarwet)MaYa(pa)9/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police inspected a motorcycle driven by Tayzar Hein (a) Gadon, 32, son of U Ko Ko and Aung Zeya (a) Aya, 49, son of U Phoe Yin, who live in Kyarinn Village, Mawlamyine Township, on the same road and arrested them together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (Kamarwet)MaYa(pa)10/2020 under Section 16(c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

5 Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs in Tawku Village, Mudon Township, Mon State. On 26 March 2020, police searched the house of Phone Myint Oo, 42, son of U Min Aung, who lives in Tawku Village, Mudon Township, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Mudon)MaYa(pa)19/2020 under Section 19(a) and 20(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

6 Information received of Thein Min Naing who lives in east Myohaung Ward, Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs. On 22 March 2020, police arrested Thein Min Naing, 40, son of U Mya Than, who lives in east Myohaung Ward, Thanlyin Township, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets at a tea shop on Kyaikkhauk Pagoda Road, Thauktawtwin Ward, Thanlyin Township.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Thanlyin)MaYa(pa)18/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7 Information received of Kyaw Soe who lives in west Seikgyi Ward, Seikkyi/Khanaungto Township, Yangon Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs. On 23 March 2020, police searched the house of Kyaw Soe (a) Kyaw Soe Tun, 26, son of U Kalar, who lives in west Seikgyi Ward, Seikkyi/Khanaungto Township, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Seikkyi Khanaungto)MaYa(pa)2/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3. Out of the information sent to the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department, so far a total of 1,042 cases have been opened files as of 28 March 2020. A total of 1,600 people, including 1,338 men and 262 women had been arrested with 8,571.0014 g of heroin, 1,347.42 g of ICE, 40,404.33886 g of opium, 665.27 g of low-quality opium, 53,252.76 g of speciosa powder, 12,097.32 g of speciosa, 2.5 liters of liquid speciosa, 515,673 stimulant tablets, 10,311.67 g of marijuana, 0.1 liters of opium tincture, 520.28 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 55.45 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 0.001 g of crushed ecstasy powder, 25 firearms, different kinds of 609 cartridges and one grenade. Efforts for fighting the drug trafficking has been stepped up and the department will report on further exposed cases.
4. 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
Landline No. — 067-590200
Fax Phone No. — 067-590233
Email Address — [email protected]

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