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May 28, 2020

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release No. 17/2018
7th Waning of Tawthalin, 1380 ME
(1 October 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 29 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 Ko Htike (a) Ko San Shay from House No. 1022 on U Pyone Cho Street, Ward 41, North Dagon Tsp, Yangon Region. On 22-9-2018, police arrested Zaw Min Htike (a) San Shay, 43, in House No. 1022, U Pyone Cho Street, Ward 41, North Dagon Tsp, and Zayar Win, 34, from No. 306, Padauk Street 2, Ward Hta, North Okkalapa Tsp, and another unnamed person who resides there, together with marijuana. A case has been opened against all three with MaMaSa (Dagon North) MaYa(Pa) 47/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2 Information received of U Pu Nge from Yamon village, Kyunsu Tsp, Taninthayi Region, selling illegal drugs. On 26-9-2018, police arrested U Pu Nge (a) Shwe Win, 38, in Yamon village, Kyunsu Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets hidden in the fold of his longyi. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Thazin) MaYa(Pa) 8/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
3 Information received of illegal drugs being sold in ‘Shwe Nyi Ako’ tea shop in the Kyaikkasan Pagoda’s compound in Thingangyun Tsp, Yangon Region. On 23-9-2018, police staked out Shwe Nyi Ako tea shop, opened in the Kyaikkasan Pagoda’s compound in Ward Sa/Ka, Thingangyun Tsp, and arrested Zarni Phone Myat Htet, 21, from No. 35, Inyar Yeiktar Street, Ward 10, Mayangon Tsp, together with marijuana. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Thingangyun) MaYa(Pa) 42/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also arrested Kyaw Maung Maung, 25, from No. Nga/26, Thandar Street 10, Ward Nga, North Okkalapa Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Thingangyun) MaYa(Pa) 43/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also arrested Phyo Maung, 33, from No. 15, Mogaung Street, Kyaukkone Ward, Yankin Tsp, together with heroin. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Thingangyun) MaYa(Pa) 44/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4 Information received of Ko Aung Ye from Thazin Street, Ward 19, Myingyan Tsp, Mandalay Region, selling illegal drugs. On 27-9-2018, police entered Aung Ye (a) Aung Thura, 24,’s house in Thazin Street, Area 14, Ward 19, Myingyan Tsp, together with Chan Nyein Oo, 21, from Kuywar village, Myingyan Tsp, and five others, in possession of WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Myingyan) MaYa(Pa) 10/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5 Information received of Ma Sabei from Gandamar Road, Ward 9, Mawlamyinegyun Tsp, Ayeyawady Region, selling illegal drugs On 27-9-2018, police arrested Ma Sabei, 30, in her house in No.20, Gandamar Road, Ward 9, Mawlamyinegyun Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. Police discovered the drugs were purchased from Kyaw Kyaw Swe (a) Kyaw Gyi, 38, from Ward 12, KanOo Street. An investigation into his house did not turn up any items relating to illegal drugs but a case has been opened against the two with MaMaSa (Mawlamyinegyun) MaYa(Pa) 2/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
6 Dear Sir, We would like to inform you about Yaba, WY tablet. He sell these kind of drug. Every day young guy come to this house to buy this one (Night time also). Please check this house. I hopefully you will get this information and take action to this case. His father name is U Aung Than (who is the Leader of Nawarat 5 Street). I think his father didn’t know about this. He is youngest son (jobless). His body and arm with tattoo. Nawarat 5 Street. 8 Ward. Thakayta Township. Yangon. On 25-9-2018, arrested Aung Min Thant (a) Moedi (a) Thar Nge, 18, in his house in No. 272, Nawarat Street 5, Thakayta Tsp, together with Naing Aung Win (a) Zaw Moe Than, 20, from the same ward, and one other person, in possession of marijuana. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Thakayta) MaYa(Pa) 34/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugsand Psychotropic Substances Law.
7 Information received of Aung Ba from Mansan Yetagun village, Hsipaw Tsp, Kyaukme District, Shan State (North), selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 23-9-2018, arrested U Aung Ba, 41, in his home in Shangon Ward, Mansan Yetagun village, Hsipaw Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Hsipaw) MaYa(Pa) 29/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
8 Information received of U Di Poe from the left side room on No. 1242, fifth floor, U Poe Tun Street, Taung Thugon Ward, Insein Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 23-9-2018, police arrested Thet Paing Soe (a) Di Pho (a) Di Poe, 37, in his house in No.1242, fifth floor, U Poe Tun Street, Taung Thugon Ward, Insein Tsp, after discovering WY psychotropic tablets hidden in the fold of his longyi. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Insein) MaYa(Pa) 124/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
9 Information received of Arkar Soe and his younger brother Wai Yan from No. 671, Gantgaw Street, Ward Hta, North Okkalapa Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 24-9-2018, police entered Arker Soe (a) Arkar, 32,’s house in No.671, Gantgaw Street, Ward Hta, North Okkalapa Tsp, and arrested him, his younger brother Wai Yan Soe, 31, and one other person, together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Waibargi) MaYa(Pa) 53/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3. Out of the information sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, so far 302 cases have been opened as of 29-9-2018, and 401 men and 78 women have been arrested with seizures of 2,651.93 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, 148,076 stimulant tablets, 3,368.84 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, Lwejel Sub-Tsp, on the Lwejel-Mangaung village road, 4 men were arrested with 1,655 g of heroin and a Toyota Wish.
In Chin State, Tonzang Tsp, Shahtawzan village, a man was arrested with 4,500 g of opium.
In Shan State, Muse Tsp, on the Muse-Lashio highway, a driverless parked motorcycle containing 11,900 stimulant tablets was confiscated. In Namhsan village, a woman was arrested with 1,000 stimulant tablets and 1,000 g of heroin. In Namhsan Tsp, on the Namhasn-Kholan road, a man was arrested with 8,000 g of ICE, 2,000 g of caffeine, and a Pajero. At the Lashio entry inspection gate, two men were arrested with 48,070 stimulant tablets, 1 Crown car and 1 MARK-X car. In Lashio Tsp, on the Lashio-Tangyan road, two men were arrested with 6,400 stimulant tablets. In Tangyan Tsp, on the Tangyan-Lashio highway, a man and 4 women were arrested with 34,000 stimulant tablets and 1 Toyota Alphard car. In Tachilek Tsp, Ayedin village, two men were arrested with 6,000 stimulant tablets. In Wanyan village, a man was arrested with 2,000,000 g of caffeine and 1 tractor car. At the Nawnghkio entry inspection gate, a man was arrested with 12,000 stimulant tablets. During area inspection operations in Shan State, Kutkai Tsp, in 2 places near Nawngyan village and Meinpyain village, officers found 23,040 liters of ethyl/ether, 1,200 stimulant tablets, and 400,000 g of sodium hydroxide.
In Rakhine State, Maungtaw Tsp, Nga Khu Ya Ale village, 2 men and a woman were arrested with 4,645 stimulant tablets. In Ponnagyun Tsp, on the Yangon-Sittway highway, a man was arrested with 680 stimulant tablets.
There have been 6 cases of arrests involving firearms. In Shan State, Mongton Tsp, 6-mile village, 2 men were arrested with 200 stimulant tablets, 40 g of heroin, and 2 homemade guns. In Sagaing Region, Homalin Tsp, Nandagar village, 3 men were arrested with 150 stimulant tablets, 5.8 g of heroin, a .22 pistol, 7 bullets, an airsoft sniper rifle, and 30 airsoft pellets. In Htigyaing Tsp, Kuntaung village, 1 man was arrested with 0.2 g of heroin and 1 homemade gun. In Taninthayi Region, Yebyu Tsp, in the bamboo forest to the east of Nhamkye village, 1 man was arrested with 1,400 stimulant tablets and 1 homemade gun. In Bago Region, Toungoo Tsp, 1 man was arrested with 307 stimulant tablets, a gas-triggered gun, and 2 swords. In Kayin State, Hpa-an Tsp, Naungtaya village, a man was arrested with 400 stimulant tablets, 1 nine-chambered gun, and one bullet cartridge.
There have been 2 cases of drug seizures involving foreigners. In Shan State, Namhkam Tsp, on the Namhkam-Mannaung highway, a Chinese citizen entering the country illegally was arrested with 200 stimulant tablets and 33 g of heroin. In Sagaing Region, Tamu Tsp, Khampat Town, on the Tamu-Khampat highway, an Indian citizen entering the country illegally was arrested with 1.1 g of heroin. Investigation into related cases led to the arrest of 1 man and 1 woman together with 360 stimulant tablets and 66 g of heroin. In Yangon City, Aungmingalar highway bus station, Yadanar express bus terminal, 2 men were arrested as they arrived to collect a travelling suitcase sent from Lashio bus terminal containing 20,083 stimulant tablets.
There have been 284 cases being opened between 23-9-2018 and 29-9-2018, and 344 men and 52 women have been arrested. Seizures of 4,172.16 g of heroin, 8,008.80 g of ICE, 5,928.63 g of opium, 15,405 g of powder opium, 201,608 stimulant tablets, 0.09 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 1,005.05 g of marijuana, 16 g of opium blocks, 2,002,000 g of caffeine, 1 ecstasy tablet, 1,200 liters of acetone, 23,040 liters of ethyl/ether, 400,000 g of sodium hydroxide, 8 firearms, 8 bullet cartridges, and 30 airsoft pellets.
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 through following contact numbers:
Contacts
Auto Telephone No. — 067-590200
Fax Phone No. — 067-590233
Email Address — [email protected]

 

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