Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release 29/2020
7th Waning of Second Waso, 1382 ME
(10 August 2020)

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 offences up to 8 August 2020 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

SrNature of reportDetail on seizure and legal action taken
1.Information received of Thein Oo who lives in Paukkon Village, Phaungpyin Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 26 July 2020, police searched the house of Thein Oo, 33, son of U Tun Thein, who lives in Paukkon Village, Phaungpyin Township and arrested him together with heroin.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Phaungpyin)MaYa(pa)141/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

2.Information received of U Pyar Aung who lives in Htawthar Village, Mawleik Township, Sagaing Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 6 August 2020, police searched the house of Pyar Aung (a) Pyar Win, 36, son of U Kyaw Thein, who lives in Htawthar Village, Mawleik Township and arrested him together with heroin.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Mawleik)MaYa(pa)57/2020 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3.Information received of Kyaw Tun Thein who lives in Shwebontha Village, Bokpyin Township, Taninthayi Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 7 August 2020, police arrested Kyaw Tun Thein, 24, son of U Ye Win, who lives in Shwebontha Village, Bokpyin Township and Ma Tin Mar Cho, 42, daughter of U Khin Maung Myint, who lives in the Aleman Village, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets on the Bokpyin-Kawthoung road, near Kamar Chaung Village, Bokpyin Township.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Bokpyin)MaYa(pa)23/2020 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 in Kyauktan Ward, Mawlamyine Township, Mon State.Police have opened six cases and arrested six men and two women together with stimulant tablets in the previous weeks.

Police arrested Min Htoo San, 16, son of U Win Hlaing, who lives in Kyauktan Ward, Mawlamyine Township, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets in front of Bogyoke Market, Kyauktan Ward on 26 July 2020.

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (Mupon)MaYa(pa)48/2020 under Section 16(c)of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

5.Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs on the Abid-Khalaedaing village road in Mudon Township, Mon State.Police have opened 16 cases and arrested 29 men together with speciosa and stimulant tablets in the previous weeks.

Acting on a tip-off, police searched a motor cycle on the road of Abid-Khalaedaing Village near Abid Village, Mudon Township on 31 July. It was driven by Aung Nyein Chan, 25, son of U Ngwe Khaing who live in Yoego Village in Mawlamyine Township, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Kamarwet)MaYa(pa)41/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched a motor cycle on the road of Abid-Khalaedaing Village near Abid Village, Mudon Township on 5 August 2020. It was driven by Pyae Phyo Zaw, 20, son of U Zaw Moe who live in Myoma 4 Ward in Mudon Township, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

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

Police searched another motor cycle on the same road. It was driven by Aung Thura Oo, 23, son of U Win Zaw who live in Kwaywan Village in Mudon Township, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets and speciosa.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Kamarwet)MaYa(pa)43/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

6.Information received of Lone Ti who lives in Yamonna 1 Ward, Dawbon Township, Yangon Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.Information were received of, police were waiting at the intersection of upper No 12 road and Myoma road of Yamonna 1 Ward, Dawbon Township on 27 July 2020. Lone Ti (a) Han Ko Naing riding a bicycle toward the police team left his bicycle and bag and run away. Police searched the bag and seized ‘WY’ stimulant tablets in the bag.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Dawbon)MaYa(pa)30/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7.Information received of some people using, distributing and selling illegal drugs in west Kannar Ward, Insein Township, Yangon Region.Police have opened five cases and arrested nine men together with stimulant tablets, heroin, ICE and marijuana in the previous weeks.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Aung Zaw Htoo (a) David, 27, son of U Thein Aung, Nay Myo Aung (a) Shwe Gyi, 16, son of U Hla Kyi, and Ye Naing Tun, 16, son of U Ye Tun, who live in west Kannar Ward, Insein Township, together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets, marijuana and ICE on Badamyar road of the same ward in Insein Township on 29 July 2020.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Insein)MaYa(pa)135/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

8.Information received of Daw Myat Mon Lin who lives in Hmawset Ward, Dala Township, Yangon Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 31 July 2020, police searched the house of Daw Myat Mon Lin, 43, daughter of U Kyaw Win, who lives in Hmawset Ward, Dala Township and arrested her and her mother Daw Win (a) Khin Win Kyi, 70, daughter of U Kyi together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Dala)MaYa(pa)29/2020 under Section 19(a), 20(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

9.Information received of Aung Ko who lives in No 11 Ward, South Okkalapa Township, Yangon Region, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 4 August 2020, police searched the house of Aung Ko Ko, 24, son of U Hline Myint, who lives in No 11 Ward, South Okkalapa Township and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets and marijuana.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (South Okkalapa)MaYa(pa)33/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

10.Information received of Daw Shwe Sin and Ei Sein who live in Pharle Village, Hopon Township, southern Shan State, using, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

 

On 1 August 2020, police searched the house of Daw Shwe Sin, 31, daughter of U Hsar, who lives in Pharle Village, Hopon Township and arrested her together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Hopon)MaYa(pa)46/2020 under Section 19(a) and 20(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched the house of U Ei Sein, 37, son of U Hsan Kyan, who lives in the same village, and arrested him together with opium.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Hopon)MaYa(pa)47/2020 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 1,279 cases have been opened files as of 8 August 2020. A total of 1,968 people, including 1,644 men and 324 women had been arrested with 10,034.4614 g of heroin, 1,435.42 g of ICE, 44,387.22886 g of opium, 1,367.96 g of low-quality opium, 53,363.76 g of speciosa powder, 19,097.32 g of speciosa, 2.5 litres of liquid speciosa, 659,359 stimulant tablets, 13,471.86 g of marijuana, 0.1 litres of opium tincture, 630.28 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 60.15 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 0.001 g of crushed ecstasy powder, 26 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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