You can read daily news of Global New Light of Myanmar using mobile applications. Download now!

March 29, 2020

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release No. 14/2018

1st Waxing of Tawthalin, 1380 ME
(10 September 2018)

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

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 8 September 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 San Min selling illegal drugs in Hta Ward, North Okkalapa Twp, Yangon Region. On 7-9-2018, local police staking out near Parami Road on Ward 4, North Okkalap Twp, stopped and   searched a car driven by San Min, 35, from No. 89, Kaymar Street 7, Hta Ward, North Okkalapa Twp and arrested him after discovering WY psychotropic tablets and ICE in his possession. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (North Okkalapa) MaYa(Pa) 47/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2 Information received of groups of people selling illegal drugs daily on the hilltop in Group 10, Ward 4, Kutkai Twp, Shan State (North). Police have opened 19 cases and arrested 19 men and 1 woman together with heroin and psychotropic tablets in the past five weeks.

On 7-9-2018, police continued investigations into related cases and searched the house of Rawsel (a) La Mine Naw, 53, in Phaungsine Ywarthit Village, 38 mile, Kutkai Twp, and arrested him together with ’88/1’ psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kutkai) MaYa(Pa) 99/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3 Information received of Myint Htay from Manphar Village, Homaling Twp, Sagaing Region, and Yan Ko Say from Sawpaka Village, distributing illegal drugs via motorcycle. On 4-9-2018, local police entered the house of Myint Htay, 42, of Manphar Village, Homalin Twp, and arrested him and Zaw Oo, 40, together with opium and katpone in their possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Htamanti) MaYa(Pa) 20/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Further investigation led to a search in the house of Yan Ko Say, 41, in Sawpakaka Village, Homalin Twp. Police arrested him after discovering heroin and raw opium in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Htamanti) MaYa(Pa) 21/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4 Information received of Ma Thae Su from Zaingmyauk Street 5, Zaingmyuak Ward, Bago Twp, Bago Region, distributing illegal drugs via motorcycle. On 2-9-2018, police searched the house of Ma Thaw Su Kyi (a) Thae Su, 30, in No. 211, Zaingmyauk Street 5, Zaingmyauk Ward, Bago Region, and arrested her after discovering WY psychotropic tablets in her possession. Police also confiscated her Honda Scoopy I motorcucle. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (2) (Bago) MaYa(Pa) 5/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5 Information received of numerous illegal drug sales and young people using illegal drugs in Ward (Hta), North Okkalapa Twp, Yangon Region. On 3-9-2018, local police entered the house of Pyae Phyo Paing (a) Paing Gyi, 23, at No. 109, Thitsarpan Street, Ward (Hta), North Okkalapa Twp, and arrested him after discovering WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Waibargi) MaYa(Pa) 48/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
6 Information received of Daw Moe Moe San and U Kyar Maung from Htamanti Village, Homalin Twp, Khamti District, Sagaing Region, selling and using illegal drugs On 2-9-2018, local police entered the house of Kyar Maung, 32, in Htamanti Village, Homalin Twp, and arrested him together with heroin in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Htamanti) MaYa(Pa) 16/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Further investigation led to a search of Ma Moe Moe San’s house in the same village. Police found her husband Myat Soe Win, 30, and arrested him together with heroin in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Htamanti) MaYa(Pa) 17/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7 Information received of large-scale sales of illegal drugs in Ward 1 and 7 of Letpan Village, Kyaukse Twp, Mandalay Region. On 2-9-2018, local police searched the house of Soe Naing (a) Phwe Lone, 30, in Ward 1, Letpan Village, Kyuakse Twp. Police did not find him but discovered a bag of ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets in his yard. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa(Pa) 98/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Investigation into related cases led police to search the house of Ma Sophia, 35, house in Ward 8 of the same village. Police did not find her but discovered ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets in her home. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa(Pa) 99/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Investigation into related cases led police to search the house of U Ko Lay and his wife Daw Khin May Win in Ward 7 of the same village. Police did not find Daw Khin May Win but arrested her husband U Ko Lay, 53, after discovering ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets and crushed stimulant tablet powder in their home. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa(Pa) 100/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Investigations into related cases led police to arrest Myint Lwin Oo, 20, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets, near Zawgyi ditch in Ward 7 of the same village. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa(Pa) 101/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Investigations into related cases led police to search the house of Zaw Min Tun (a) Mohamed Ali, 34, in Ward 7 of the same village. He was arrested after discovering heroin and ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa(Pa) 102/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

8 Information received of Shalamudin selling illegal drugs on a large scale in Mautaung Village, Kyunsu Twp, Taninthayi Region. On 7-9-2018, police searched the house of Shalamudin (a) Win Ko Ko, 42, in Mautaung Village, Kyunsu Twp, but could not find him. Police arrested his son Maung Nay Thu Lwan (a) Silar, 20, together with WY psychotropic tablets and speciosa. Police were able to arrest Shalamudin (a) Win Ko Ko on 8-9-2018 and a case has been opened with NaMaSa (Shawtawmaw) MaYa(Pa) 3/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
9 Information received of illegal drugs being sold in Tawgu Village, Thaguntaing Village and other surrounding villages in Mudon Twp, Mon State. On 3-9-2018, police discovered that Pyae Phyo Naing (a) Nga Phyo, 23, from No. 428, Aleapaing Ward, Nyaunggone Village, has been selling illegal drugs in Tawgu, Thaguntaing and other surrounding villages in Mudon Twp. Police entered his house and arrested him with stimulant tablets in his garage. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mudon) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
10 Information received of U San Win of Kinpunchone Village, Kalay Twp, Sagaing Region, On 7-9-2018, police entered the house of San Win, 53, in Kinpunchone Village, Kalay Twp, and arrested him together with heroin in his possession. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kalay) MaYa(Pa) 121/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
11 Information received of Myint Lwin form Kunchaung Village, Mabein Twp, Shan State (North). On 3-9-2018, police travelling to Kunchaung Village in Mabein Twp stopped and searched a motorcycle driven by two people near netween Alel Village and Pwemeik Village. The two suspects left their motorcycle behind and fled into the forests. Police discovered heroin and stimulant tablets in a bag on the motorcycle. case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 80/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Upon arriving in Kunchaung Village, police arrested Myint Lwin, 40, after discovering heroin in his home. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 78/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

12 Information received of Kyaw Nyunt (a) Kalar from Kunchaung Village, Mabein Twp, Momeik District, Shan State, selling illegal drugs. On 3-9-2018, police searched the house of Kyaw Nyunt (a) Kalar, 42, in Kunchaung Village, Mabein Twp, and arrested him after discovering heroin in his possession. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 79/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
13 Information received of Ma Hnin Si (a) Mi Hnin Si from Ward 3 center, Heho Twp, Shan Staet (South), selling illegal drugs. On 7-9-2018, police searched the house of Ma Hnin Si (a) Mi Hnin Si, 24, in Ward 3 center, Heho Twp, and arrested her with WY psychotropic tablets in her possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Heho) MaYa(Pa) 3/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Hla Myo Aung, 28, in Ward 3 center, Heho Twp, together with 15 WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Heho) MaYa(Pa) 4/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

14 Information received of Ma Phyar San Mee from Area 7, Ward 3, Theinni Twp, Lashio District, Shan State (North), selling illegal drugs. On 6-9-2018, arrested Ma Phyar San Mee (a) Ma Ar Sam Mee, 32, after discovering ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets in her home at Area 7, Ward 3, Theinni Twp. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Theinni) MaYa(Pa) 42/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3. Out of the information sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, so far 232 cases have been opened as of 8-9-2018, and 302 men and 55 women have been arrested with seizures of 2,519.26 g of heroin, 2.65 g of ICE, 31,828.85 g of opium, 329 g of low-quality opium, 27.50 g of opium residue, 5,752 g of powder opium, 3,266 g of speciosa, 122,564 stimulant tablets, 2,866.08 g of marijuana, 0.10 liters of opium tincture, 213.40 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 1.65 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 6 firearms, 179 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, in Shan State, Mongyai Twp, Narli Village, police arrested six men and confiscated 15,840 liters ethyl/ether, 225,000 g of caffeine, 3,240 liters of hydrochloric acid, 5 boiler pots, two pieces of equipment for concocting drugs, and 2 twenty-two-wheeler trucks. In Nawnghkio Twp, Orium toll gate, two men were arrested with 2,541,000 stimulant tablets. In Lashio twp, Cornerstone Metal Cleansing Factory, two men were arrested with 2,400,000 g of caffeine, 2 liters of toluene, 4,000 g of chemical powder, 40 equipment used in concocting drugs, and two dyna/kenta trucks. In Sisine Twp, Narkite-Phatnan highway, two men were arrested with 54,500 stimulant tablets and a Hilux car.
In Kayin State, Myawady Twp, two men were arrested with 2,500,000 g of sodium cyanide and 1 light truck.
In Rakhine State, Sittway Twp, two men were arrested with 140 stimulant tablets. There were four arrests made in Maungtaw Twp. In Maungni Village and Tuangyar Village, two women were arrested with 247 stimulant tablets and 1 g of marijuana. In Kyainchaung security checkpoint, one man was arrested with 32,080 stimulant tablets, 3 pieces of gold jewelry, and 1 CRV vehicle. In Kyaukpandu Village, one man was arrested with 1,950,000 stimulant tablets and a Parado vehicle.
There have been two arrests made involving foreigners. In Chin State, Reedhorda Sub-Twp, 3 men were arrested (2 Indian nationals and 1 Burmese) with 20.1 g of heroin. In Kayin State, Myawady Twp, 1 Thai man was arrested with 8 stimulant tablets and 0.78 g of ICE.
There have been 6 cases of arrests involving firearms (in Kawthoung, Loikaw, Sisine, Thanbyuzayat, Lewe Twps) where 7 men were arrested with 4,387 stimulant tablets, 0.1 g of ICE, 1 pistol, 5 bullets, 2 homemade guns, 3 air bullet guns, 240 g of gunpowder, and 2 .22 bullets. In Myawady Twp, 3 men and 1 woman were arrested with 445 stimulant tablets, 20 .22 bullets, 1 grenade, 14 landmines, 2 remote controls, 15 cartridges lesser gunpowder, 20 detonators, and 1 fuse. In Yangon Region’s Central Post Office, two parcels designated for abroad were found containing 4,590 g of ketamine.
There have been 322 cases being opened between 2-9-2018 and 8-9-2018, and 368 men and 52 women have been arrested. Seizures of 749.39 g of heroin, 42.53 g of ICE, 82,628.99 g of raw opium, 4,914.66 g of powder opium, 4,782,564 stimulant tablets, 10 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 356.11 g of marijuana, 1.5 g of opium blocks, 75 buprenorphine tablets, 5,590.04 g of ketamine, 262,500 g of caffeine, 3,240 liters of hydrochloric acid, 15,840 liters of ethy;/ether, 4,000 g of chemical powder, 2,500,000 g of sodium cyanide, 6 firearms, 27 different bullets, 240 g of gunpowder, 1 grenade, 14 landmines, 2 remote controllers, 15 cartridges of lesser gunpowder, 20 detonators, 1 fuse, 5 boiler pots, and 42 equipment used in concocting drugs.
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 the following contact numbers:

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

Comments

Related posts