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December 12, 2019

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President

Press Release No. 16/2018
15th Waxing of Tawthalin, 1380 ME
(24 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 22 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 Daw Pyone Yi from Kokkolkone village, Thabeikkyin Tsp, Mandalay Region, selling illegal drugs. On 16-9-2018, police arrested Daw Pyone Yi, 57, together with WY psychotropic tablets in her house in Kokkolkone village, Thabeikkyin Tsp. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Tagaung) MaYa(Pa) 9/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2 Information received of illegal drugs being sold from ‘Shwe Sin” hair and makeup salon in Chaungnakwa village, Kyaikmaraw Tsp, Mon State. On 19-9-2018, police arrested Ma Shwe Sin (a) Zinyaw Ma, 31, in ‘Shwe Sin’ salon in Attarankwathit Ward, Chaungnakwa village, Kyaikmaraw Tsp, and Daw Khin Htar, 53, from the same ward together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Chaungnakwa) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug, and Psychotropic Substances Law.
3 Information received of groups of people selling illegal drugs daily on the hilltop in Group 10, Ward 4, Kutkai Tsp, Shan State (North). Police have opened 21 cases and arrested 20 men and 2 women together with heroin and psychotropic tablets in the past seven weeks.

On 18-9-2018, investigations into related cases led to the arrest of Yaw Kyar Phu, 32, from Zay village, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets during a stakeout near the 38-mile road near Zay village, Kutkai Tsp. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kutkai) MaYa(Pa) 107/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4 Information received of Ko Aung from No. 12/55, Ward Nga/Ka, Thingangyun Tsp, Yangon Region, selling and using illegal drugs. On 19-9-2018, police entered Ko Aung’s house in No. 12/55. Sanchainthit Street, Thuwanna Ward Nga/Ka, Thingangyun Tsp. Ko Aung had fled, but police arrested Tun San Oo, 35, and Phyo Wai Aung, 23, from the same ward, together with WY psychotropic tablets, marijuana, and 9 swords. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Thuwanna) MaYa(Pa) 43/2018 under Section 19-A/22-B/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5 Information received of Ko Kyaw Kyaw Htet from Kanbet village, Labutta Tsp, Ayeyawady Region. On 21-9-2018, police arrested Kyaw Kyaw Htet, 26, together with WY psychotropic tablets in Ohnpinsu Ward 1, Kanbet village, Labutta Tsp. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Kanbet) MaYa(Pa) 2/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Continuing investigations into related cases, police arrested Poe Ni Toe (a) Myint Hlaing, 37, together with WY psychotropic tablets in Yuzana Street, Kanbet village. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Kanbet) MaYa(Pa) 1/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Continuing investigations into related cases, police searched Nyein Chan Ko Ko, 36,’s house in Messayanaung Street, Kanbet village, but could not find him and instead arrested is wife Ma San San Maw, 32, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Kanbet) MaYa(Pa) 3/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

6 Information received of Daw Pauk Sa’s son Kyaw Kyaw from the squatter area in Ward 2, Hlinethaya Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 16-9-2018, police investigating around Ward 15 in Hlinethaya Tsp arrested Kyaw Kyaw Tun (a) Kyaw Kyaw, 29, from the squatter area in Ward 2, and Maung Maung (a) Khant Nyar Thu, 26, from the same ward, together with WY psychotropic tablets and a sword. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Hlinethaya) MaYa(Pa) 67/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A/22-B/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also took Kyaw Kyaw Tun to his house in Ward 2 and confiscated additional WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Hlinethaya) MaYa(Pa) 68/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7 Information received of some houses on Okka Street, North Okkalapa Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 18-8-2018, police arrestd Myo Thiha Hlaing, 24, from Okka Street 1, Ward Ga, North Okkalapa Tsp, his younger brother Kyaw Zawe Hlaing, 19, and Khin Maung Aye, 30, from Ye Kyaw Ward, Pazundaung Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (North Okkalapa) MaYa(Pa) 54/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Law.
8 Information received of illegal drugs being sold on the 2nd floor of No.7, 53rd street, Ward 2, Pazundaung Twp, Yangon Region. On 17-9-2018, police arrested Aung Kyaw, 33, from No.7, 53rd street, Ward 2, Pazundaung Tsp, Hein Zaw Win, 35, and Shine Tayzar Kyaw, 22, from Bo Tunzan Ward, Dawbon Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Pazundaung) MaYa(Pa) 6/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
9 Information received of Hmwae Hmwae from ThaDaLa Ward 2, Namtu Tsp, Shan State (North), selling illegal drugs. On 16-9-2018, police arrested Daw Mar Kyi (a) Hmwae Hmwae, 52, from ThaDaLa Ward 2, Namtu Tsp, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Namtu) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
10 Information received of Kalasin (a) Kalamagyi Yaukyar from No. 785/A, Malikha Street, Ward 14, Hlinethaya Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 22-9-2018, police arrested Han Kyi Tun (a) Han Gyi, 32, in No. 785/A, Malikha Street, Ward 14, Hlinethaya Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets and 3 swords. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Hlinethaya) MaYa(Pa) 76/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/22-B of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
11 Information received of Ko Aung Soe form Shwepyi village, Dekkhinathiri Tsp, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area. On 19-9-2018, police arrested Ko Aung Soe, 42, from Shwwepyi village, Dekkhinathiri Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Guest House) MaYa(Pa) 2/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
12 Information received of Yangon Zaw Win from Shwetone village, Chaungwa village-tract, Mabein Tsp, Shan State (North) selling illegal drugs. On 18-9-2018, police arrested Yangon Zaw Win, 55, from Shwetone village, Mabein Tsp, together with opium. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 89/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
13 Information received of Ko Thein Kyaw from Hedaung village, Kalewa Tsp, Sagaing Region, using and selling illegal drugs. On 20-9-2018, police arrived at Thein Kyaw, 52,’s house in Hedaung village, Kalewa Tsp, but Thein Kyaw resisted arrest and attacked police officers with a sword and dagger. Police fired a warning shot but Thein Kyaw threw the dagger at police officers and proceeded to attack with his sword Police fired a fatal shot to Thein Kyaw. Police arrested his wife Ma Aye Po, 51, from within the house together with opium and 2 swords. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Masein) MaYa(Pa) 4/2018 under Section 19-A/22-B/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Thein Kyaw’s death has been recorded as NaMaSa (Masein) Death Case No. 2/2018.

Investigations into related cases led to the arrest of Ma Amar Sein, 42, from the same village, Ko Hla Ngwe, 40, from Thayettaw village, together with opium. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Masein) MaYa(Pa) 3/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also confiscated illegal lottery ticket documents and a cash pool of Ks 13,500 form Ko Hla Ngwe’s travel bag. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Masein) (Pa) 29/2018 under Section 15-A/16-A of the Gambling Law.

14 Information received of Nyo Nyo Oo from Natsett village, Phaungpyin Tsp, Sagaing Region, and Ma Khin San Oo from Tuthida village selling illegal drugs. On 16-9-2018, police arrested Nyo Oo (a) Nyo Nyo Oo, 33, from Natsett village, Phaungpyin Tsp, Kyaw Min Tun, 27, Maung Naing, 38, and Pyu Maung, 63, together with opium and ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 73/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

On 20-9-2018, police arrested Ma Khin San Oo, 46, from Thothida village, Phaungpyin Tsp, and Sein Lwin, 33, from Nyaunggone village, together with heroin, opium, ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets, and 13 pieces of gold jewelry and 5 gold ingots (approx. 29.0246 oz). A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 77/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

15 Information received of Tin Oo, 45, living near Shweponepwint monastery, Shweminphone regional gold work site, Kalaw Tsp, Shan State (South), selling illegal drugs. On 21-9-2018, police arrested Tin Oo, 45, living near Shweponepwint monastery, Shweminphone regional gold work site, Kalaw Tsp, and Shine Min Naing, 19, from Taungnyo village, Ottwin Tsp, Bago Region, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kalaw) MaYa(Pa) 52/2018 under Section 19-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 291 cases have been opened as of 22-9-2018, and 378 men and 77 women have been arrested with seizures of 2,650.48 g of heroin, 16.71g of ICE, 37,259.21 g of opium, 329 g of low-quality opium, 5,802 g of powder opium, 3,973.99 g of speciosa, 147,256 stimulant tablets, 3,358.74 g of marijuana, 0.1 liters of opium tincture, 217.4 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 1.65 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 10 firearms, 179 different bullets, and 1 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 Kachin State, Mansi Tsp, Han Htet-Mantar highway, a man was arrested with 12,900 stimulant tablets, 38 g of heroin, and 400 g of opium. In Waingmaw Tsp, Myitkyina-Bhamo highway 306 g of heroin was confiscated.
In Shan State, during an area investigation in Kutkai Twp, near the forest border of Naunghin village, 2,520 liters of ethyl/ether, 1,040 liters of acetone, 4,000 liters of hydrochloric acid, and 80 liters of llyodzaw were found buried in the ground. In Mantaw village, 324 liters of ethyl/ether, 60 liters of acetone, and 12 liters of sulfuric acid was found hidden on a hillslope. At the entry gate to Namhkam city, a man was arrested with 3,740 g of heroin and a Crown vehicle, and further investigation led to the arrest of one man with 1,155 g of heroin. In Mongshu Tsp, Parneim village, a man was arrested with 49,530 stimulant tablets. In Muse City, a man was arrested with 473 g of heroin. In Lashio Tsp, a driverless FUSO truck was parked near Namabawda village, carrying 2,800 liters of anthranilic acid, 4,600 liters of toluene, 400 liters of 1-phenyl-2-propanone, 1,000 liters of nacetylan-thranilic acid, 20 gas kegs, and 30 bags of topsoil. In Kunhing Tsp, Karli Town, a man was arrested with 54,200 stimulant tablets and 65.57 g of heroin. In Mabein Tsp, two men were arrested with 30,350 stimulant tablets and 790 g of heroin. In Kengtung Tsp, on the Kengtung-Mongla highway between Ketpha village and Naunghin village, a driverless Fortuner car was parked carrying 100,000 g of ICE.
In Taninthayi Region, Kawthoung Tsp, Nyaungpi village, a man was arrested with 599,489.4 g of powder opium.
In Rakhine State, Sittway Town, two men were arrested with 20,399 stimulant tablets and 700 g of marijuana. In Kyaukpyu Town, a man and a woman were arrested with 16 simulant tablets. Two arrests were made in Maungtaw Tsp. In Gonenar village, a man was arrested with 229 stimulant tablets. On the Myanmar side of the Naf River, security forces chased a boat but the suspects jumped into the river and escaped, leaving behind 97,500 stimulant tablets on the boat.
There has been 1 case of retaliation from the suspects. During an investigation in Kachin State, Mogaung Tsp, Sarmhaw village, police fatally shot a man attacking the officers with a sword and confiscated 0.02 g of heroin and the sword.
There has been 1 case of arrest involving foreigners. In Shan State, Namhkam Two, Manthaung village, two Chinese citizens illegally entered Myanmar with 5 g of heroin. In Yangon City’s Central Post Office, in each of the foreign envelopes received were 100 ecstasy crystals and 25 g of marijuana.
There have been 296 cases being opened between 16-9-2018 and 22-9-2018, and 337 men and 48 women have been arrested. Seizures of 7,347.85 g of heroin, 100,022.97 g of ICE, 569.43 g of raw opium, 599,572.39 g of powder opium, 351,769 stimulant tablets, 395 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 4,025.71 g of marijuana, 0.36 liters of opium tincture, 50 g of opium blocks, 0.3 g of ketamine, 100 ecstasy crystals, 2,800 liters of anthranilic acid, 12 liters of sulfuric acid, 400 liters of hydrochloric acid, 1,100 liters of acetone, 400 liters of 1-phenyl-2-propanone, 2,844 liters of ethyl/ether, 4,600 liters of toluene, 1,000 liters of n-acetylan-thranilic acid, 80 liters of llyodzaw, 10 g of chemical powder, 20 gas kegs, and 30 bags of topsoil. There has been one case of drug smuggling at the central post office last week where the recipient address pointed to the same location. Police have arrested one woman relating to this with 2 suspects still on the run. A case has been opened concerning this and the Myanmar Police Force is cooperating with Interpol and police forces from the country of the sender(s)’ address.
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: 75 buprenorphine tablets,
Contacts
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Fax Phone No. — 067-590233
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