Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release 2/2021

6th Waxing of Pyatho 1382 ME
(18 January 2021)

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 16 January 2021 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

SrNature of reportDetail on seizure and legal action taken
1Information received of people in Myothitkalay village in Hopin Township, Kachin State, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 10 January 2021, police searched the hut of Kyaw Win Tun (a) Ko Pauk, 40, son of U Pyu, who lives in Myothitkalay village in Hopin Township, and arrested him and his brother Myat Min Oo (a) Ko Kaut, 42, together with stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (Hopin) MaYa (Pa) 4/2021 under the Section 19 (a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

2Information received of Htay Win who lives in Chaungkashat village in Bokpyin Township, Taninthayi Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 13 January 2021, police searched the house of Htay Win, 51, son of U Sein Win, who lives in Chaungkashat village in Bokpyin Township and arrested him and Toe Tat Aung, 24, son of U Pyae Thu Sein, and Aung Thet Naing Oo, 23, son of U Phe Win, who live in the same village, together with WY stimulant tablets, ICEs.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Bokpyin) MaYa (Pa) 1/2021 under the Section 19 (a), 20 (a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3Information received of Thar Nge (a) Myat Ko Ko Aung who lives in Toungoo Township, Bago Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 16 January 2021, on Kyaung Lan street (1), ward (1) in Toungoo Township, police arrested Thar Nge (a) Myat Ko Ko Aung, 31, son of U Myint Aung, who lives in ward (2), Taungoo township, together with WY stimulant tablets.

According to further investigation, police searched the house of Thein Htwe Naing (a) Ko Htwe, 39, son of U Harshim, but didn’t find anything related to the illegal drugs.

A case has been opened against them with NaMaSa (2) (Toungoo) MaYa (Pa) 1/2021 under the Section 19 (a), 20 (a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4Information received of Daw Kaday Htay who lives in Satyone ward, in Aunglan Township, Magway Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 12 January 2021, police searched the house of Daw Kaday Htay, 30, daughter of U Hla Thaung, who lives in Satyone ward, Aunglan Township, and arrested her together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Aunglan) MaYa (Pa) 1/2021 under the Section 19 (a) and 20 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

According to further investigation, police searched the house of Pho Tote (a) Tin Tun Aung, 31, son of U Tin Shein who lives in the same ward, but didn’t find him and arrested his father U Tin Shein, 61, son of U Thein Maung together with marijuana.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Aunglan) MaYa (Pa) 2/2021 under the Section 19 (a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

5Information received of Pho Shine who lives in Tamawadi ward in Kyaukpadaung Township, Mandalay Region, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 12 January 2021, police searched the house of Shine Min Htet (a) Pho Shine, 27, son of U Aung Kyaw Soe, who lives in Tamawadi ward in Kyaukpadaung Township and arrested him together with marijuana. According to further investigation, police searched the house of Aung Lin, 58, son of U Aung Thein, who lives in Nga Minn May village in NyaungU Township, but didn’t find him.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Kyaukpadaung) MaYa (Pa) 1/2021 under the Section 16 (c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

6Information received of Ma Cho Tu who lives in Latpan village in Kyaukse Township, Mandalay Region, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.In recent weeks, a total of 4 cases have been identified and 9 suspects (7 males and 2 females) have been charged with the possession of illegal drugs. On 10 January 2021, on Minyat ward road, Kyaukse Township, police arrested Hlwan Moe Aung, 29, son of U Soe Moe Aung, together with 88/1 stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa (Pa) 4/2021 under the Section 16 (c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

According to further investigation, police arrested Ma Cho Tu (a) Moe Moe Myint, 35, daughter of U Barakat, who lives in Latpan village in the same township and arrested her together with 88/1 stimulant tablets. A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Kyaukse) MaYa (Pa) 5/2021 under the Section 19 (a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7Information received of people in Inntine village in Yamethin Township, Mandalay Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.In recent weeks, a total of 6 cases have been identified and 8 suspects (6 males and 2 females) have been charged with the possession of illegal drugs.

On 13 January 2021, according to a series of previous arrests, police searched the house of Zin Min Naing (a) Ko Pauk, 29, son of U Kyaw Aye, who lives in Inntine village in Yamethin Township and arrested him together with WY stimulant tablets. A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Yamethin) MaYa (Pa) 2/2021 under the Section 19 (a) and 20 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

8Information received of people in (sa) ward in Pyigyidagun Township, Mandalay Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 15 January 2021, police arrested Tin Tun Aung (a) Mae Tin, 36, son of U Thein Aung, who lives in Minntae village in Patheingyi Township, together with heroin, in the corner of 52th street and 126th street in ward (sa), Pyigyidagun Township

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Sathmu) MaYa (Pa) 3/2021 under the Section 16 (c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

9Information received of people in Nyaungkon village in Mudon Township, Mon State, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 11 January 2021, on Mawlamyine-Thanbyuzayat road near Nyaungkon village in Mudon Township, police arrested Zaw Min Pine, 30, son of U Tun Hla and Chan Myay Lin (a) Pee Chay, 22, son of U Kyin Thein, who live in Kyauktalone village in the same township, together with WY stimulant tablets and ICEs.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Mudon) MaYa (Pa) 4/2021 under the Section 16 (c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

10Information received of Daw Ni Ni Tun who lives in Thayattawtaung ward in Kyimyindine Township, Yangon Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 11 January 2021, police searched the house of Daw Ni Ni Tun, 38, daughter of U Aye Myint, who lives in Thayattawtaung ward in Kyimyindine Township and arrested her together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Kyimyindine) MaYa (Pa) 1/2021 under the Section 19 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

11Information received of Aung Gyi who lives in ward (2) (North) in Thakayta Township, Yangon Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs..On 15 January 2021, police searched the house of Aung Gyi (a) Aung Kyaw Soe, 25, son of U Kyaw Thu, who lives in ward (2) (North) Thakayta Township and arrested him and Yan Kyaw Paing, 22, son of U Tin Win, who lives in ward 26 in Dagon Myothit (South) together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Thakayta) MaYa (Pa) 1/2021 under the Section 16 (c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

According to further investigation, police searched the house of Maung Maung Htwe, 28, son of U Aye Maung, who lives in Bohtunzan ward in Dawbon Township and arrested him together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Dawbon) MaYa (Pa) 5/2021 under the Section 19 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

12Information received of people in ward (5) of Lashio Township in Northern Shan State, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.In recent weeks, a total of 23 cases have been identified and 29 suspects (23 males and 6 females) have been charged with the possession of illegal drugs.

On 9 January 2021, according to a series of previous arrests, police searched the house of Daw Aye Lu, 59, daughter of U Aeik Par, who lives in ward (5) in Lashio Township and arrested her together with stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Lashio) MaYa (Pa) 2/2021 under the 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 1,513 cases have been opened files as of 16 January 2021. A total of 2,312 people, including 1,923 men and 389 women had been arrested with 11,139.3814 g of heroin, 1,491.62 g of ICE, 48,354.63886 g of opium, 1,418.96 g of low-quality opium, 54,993.40 g of speciosa powder, 558,597.32 g of speciosa, 2.5 litres of liquid speciosa, 709,786 stimulant tablets, 16,104.19 g of marijuana, 0.1 litres of opium tincture, 640.28 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 60.15 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 0.001 g of crushed ecstasy powder, 30 firearms, different kinds of 698 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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