Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release 15/2020
13th Waning of Tagu, 1382 ME
(20 April 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 offenses up to 18 April 2020 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

SrNature of reportDetails on seizure and legal action taken
1Information received of Phoe Lone who lives in Kayarsu Village, Phaungpyin Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 5 April 2020, police searched the house of Phoe Lone (a) San Htwe, 37, son of U San Hla, who lives in Kayarsu Village, Phaungpyin Township, and arrested him together with heroin.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Phaungpyin)MaYa(pa)68/2020 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

2Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs in Kyattagaung Village, Htigyaing Township, Sagaing Region.On 5 April 2020, police searched the house of Daw Khin Mar San, 56, daughter of U Aung Khin, who lives in Kyattagaung Village, Htigyaing Township, and arrested her together with heroin.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Htigyaing)MaYa(pa)39/2020 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3Information received of Myint Zaw who lives in Laemhee Village, Htigyaing Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 17 April 2020, police arrested Myint Zaw, 44, son of U Toke Gyi, who lives in Laemhee Village, together with heroin on the Kwanbaung Village road, Htigyaing Township.

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

4Information received of Min Tun who lives in Ngarpyaeinn Village, Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 5 April 2020, police arrested Min Tun, 33, son of U Tun Shane, who lives in Ngarpyaeinn Village, together with ‘88/1’ stimulant tablets and heroin near the forest of the same village, Indaw Township.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Indaw)MaYa(pa)49/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

5Information received of Kyi Thaung who lives in Hsattaw Village, Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 13 April 2020, police searched the house of Kyaw Min Tun, 30, son of U Kyaw Aye, who lives in Oakshitkone Village, Indaw Township, and arrested him and two another – Aung Tin, 50, son of U Maung Oo, who lives in the same village and Kyi Thaung, 35, son of U Phoe Hmane, who lives in Settaw Village. Police seized heroin from them.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Indaw)MaYa(pa)58/2020 under Section 19(a), 20(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

6Information received of Maung Oo who lives in Paypin Village, Bamauk Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 7 April 2020, police searched the house of Maung Oo, 42, son of U Aung Sein, who lives in Paypin Village, Bamauk Township, and arrested him together with opium.

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

7Information received of some people distributing and selling illegal drugs in Aungthukha Ward, Kawthoung Tsp, Taninthayi Region.Police have opened seven cases and arrested seven men together with stimulant tablets and speciosa powder in the previous weeks.

Acting on a tip-off, police searched the house of Ma San San Win, 29, daughter of U Win Tun, who lives in Aungthukha Ward, Kawthoung Township on 7 April 2020, and arrested her together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Kawthoung)MaYa(pa)59/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police arrested Aung Ko Oo (a) Watoke, 19, son of U Thein Win, who lives in Padauk Shwewar Ward, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets near Tun Thirigone on 15 April 2020.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Kawthoung)MaYa(pa)64/2020 under Section 19(a) and 20(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

8Information received of some people distributing and selling illegal drugs in Innet Village, Thabeikkyin Tsp, Mandalay Region.Police have opened four cases and arrested five men and two women together with stimulant tablets in the previous weeks.

Acting on a tip-off, police searched the house of Thein Zaw (a) Sanshae, 30, son of U Chit Hla, who lives in Innet Village, Thabeikkyin Township on 8 April 2020, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Dagaung)MaYa(pa)8/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched the house of Ma Mya Mya Hmway, 25, daughter of U Naing Win, who lives in Aungthayakyun, Innet Village-tract, Thabeikkyin Township, and arrested her together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with NaMaSa (Dagaung)MaYa(pa)9/2020 under Section 19(a) and 20(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

9Information received of some people distributing and selling illegal drugs in Abit-Khalaetine Village, Mudon Tsp, Mon State.On 5 April 2020, police searched a motorcycle driven by Aung San Oo, 32, son of U Win Aung, who lives in Myoma 4 Ward, Mudon Township on the road of Abit-Khalaetine Village in the same township and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Kamawet)MaYa(pa)12/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched a motorcycle and Aung Thura Hein (a) Aung, 17, son of U Win Naing, who lives in Hnaingpyaing Village and Phyo Shine Kyaw, 17, son of U Zaw Moe, who lives in the same village on the road of Abit-Khalaetine Village in the same township and arrested them together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Kamawet)MaYa(pa)13/2020 under Section 16(c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

10Information received of Daw Aye Aye Naing who lives in No 64 Ward, Dagon Myothit (south) Township, Yangon Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 14 April 2020, police searched a guesthouse in No 26 Ward, Dagon Myothit (south) Township, and arrested Daw Aye Aye Naing (a) Ma Naing, 45, daughter of U Hla Tun, who lives in No 64 Ward, the same township, Maung Maung Hla, 48, son of U Hla Myint, who lives in No 4 Ward, Kyauktada Township, Ouk Soe Ya, 29, son of U Thet Lwin Oo, who lives in No 7 Ward, Kyauktada Township and Ma Sandi Myint Maung, 29, daughter of U Ye Aung, who lives in No 93 Ward, Dagon Myothit Township (Seikkan) together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Dagon South)MaYa(pa)39/2020 under Section 16(c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

11Information received of Naing Lin Oo who lives in Phayagone Village, Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 14 April 2020, police arrested Naing Lin Oo (a) Thein Sein, 19, son of U Khin Oo, who lives in Phayagone Village, Thanlyin Township, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets on the Maggin road of Phayagone Village in the same township.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Thanlyin)MaYa(pa)26/2020 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

12Information received of some people distributing and selling illegal drugs in wards of Taunggyi Tsp, southern Shan State.Police have opened 20 cases and arrested 36 men and three women together with heroin, stimulant tablets and opium block in the previous weeks.

Acting on a tip-off, police searched a motorcycle driven by Yay Chan, 19, son of U Sein Kalar, who lives in Shwe Taung Ward, Taunggyi Township on the Kyaukyayohe Road, the same ward and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets on 5 April.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Taunggyi)MaYa(pa)15/2020 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police arrested Thein Zaw, 23, son of U Soe Thein; Kyaw Min Lay, 19, son of U Talo; Sai Htoo Htoo (a) Phoe Htoo, 25, son of U Aung Than and Wai Linn, 22, son of U Soe Naing, who live in Nyaungphyu Sakhan Ward, Taunggyi Township, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets on the Hlaykhartathaung road of the same ward.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Taunggyi)MaYa(pa)22/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

13Information received of some people distributing and selling illegal drugs in Panhike No 8 Ward, Namtu Tsp, Shan State.Police have opened 11 cases and arrested 11 men and two women together with heroin and stimulant tablets in the previous weeks.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Eai Kon, 50, son of U Eai Ku, who lives in Panhike No 8 Ward, Namtu Township, together with heroin in the cemetery of Panhike No 8 Ward.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Namtu)MaYa(pa)4/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police arrested Soe Aung, 27, son of U Lun Pae, who lives in Panhike No 8 Ward, together with 88/1 stimulant tablets on a road near Sipinyaygate of the same ward.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Namtu)MaYa(pa)5/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police arrested Daw Bwayni, 48, daughter of U Thoo Lar, who lives in Saikhaung Village, together with heroin on a road near Sipinyaygate of the same ward.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Namtu)MaYa(pa)6/2020 under Section 16(c) 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 1,070 cases have been opened files as of 18 April 2020. A total of 1,646 people, including 1,376 men and 270 women had been arrested with 8,934.5014 g of heroin, 1,347.42 g of ICE, 41,544.33886 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 litres of liquid speciosa, 532,121 stimulant tablets, 10,311.67 g of marijuana, 0.1 litres of opium tincture, 596.28 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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