Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

State seal of Myanmar.svg copyRepublic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President

Press Release No. 15/2018

8th Waxing of Tawthalin, 1380 ME
(17 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 15 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 Moe selling illegal drugs from his house next to the Myat Theingi cotton fiber factory in Monywa industrial zone ward, Monywa Tsp, Sagaing Region. On 15-9-2018, police searched Ko Aung Kyaw Moe (a) Ko Moe, 41,’s house near the Myat Theingi cotton fiber factory in Monywa Tsp’s industrial zone and arrested him after discovering ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets and opium in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (2) (Monywa) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2 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 20 cases and arrested 20 men and 1 woman together with heroin and psychotropic tablets in the past six weeks.

On 15-9-2018, investigations into related cases led police to search Ma Maw Kaing Sin, 36,’s house in Htannaung Village, Kutkai Tsp, where she was arrested with heroin and ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets in her possession. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kutkai) MaYa(Pa) 103/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3 Information received of Daw Zee Kwat and U Ohn Myint from Inngyi Village, Katha Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 11-9-2018, police searched U Ohn Myint, 42,’s house in Inngyi Village, Katha Tsp, but could not find him. Instead, police arrested his wife Daw Moe Shwe, 40, with WY psychotropic tablets in her possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Innywar) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Further investigation led police to search Soe Pay (a) Myo Min Tun, 37,’s house in the same village. He and his wife, Ma Moe Moe Thu, 31, were arrested with WY psychotropic tablets in their possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Innywar) MaYa(Pa) 12/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also searched Daw Zee Kwat, 67,’s house in the same village, but could not find her. Police arrested her son, Zaw Lin, 35, together with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Innywar) MaYa(Pa) 13/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4 Information received of Eden from Ward 2 of Kawzar Town, Ye Tsp, Mon State, selling illegal drugs. On 14-9-2018, police searched Eden (a) Shwe Thein, 42,’s house in No. 21, Ward 2, Kawzar Town, Ye Tsp, and arrested him with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Kawzar) MaYa(Pa) 14/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5 Information received of U Awe from Kyonewam Village, Kyaikmaraw Tsp, Mon State, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 10-9-2018, police en route to Kyonwam Village in Kyaikmaraw Tsp searched a field hut situated on the road to Latpan Village and discovered Thet Zaw, 30, from Zatapyin East Village, Hpa-an Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets. After arresting him, police discovered that the drugs were bought from Awe (a) Than Aung from Kyonewam Village and delivered by Htaik Ni, 29, from Latpan Village. Htaik Ni was soon arrested at 7:30 pm and a case was opened with MaMaSa (Kyaikmaraw) MaYa(Pa) 16/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police searched A We, 35,’s house in Kyonwam Village in Kyaikmaraw Tsp but could not find him and instead arrested his wife Ma Nwe Nwe Win, 33, together with powder heroin in her possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Kyaikmaraw) MaYa(Pa) 17/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law

6 Information received of Maung Ni from Thitpone Village, Indaw Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 12-9-2018, police searched U Maung Ni, 47,’s house in Thitpone Village, Indaw Tsp, and arrested him with heroin and WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Indaw) MaYa(Pa) 97/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law
7 Information received of Daw San San Wai (grocery shop owner) from No. 41, Ward 4, Hnitkayin Village, Ye Tsp, Mon State, and Paing Paing from No. 168, Ward 5, selling illegal drugs. On 9-9-2018, police investigating around Hnitkayin Village, Lamaing Town, Ye Tsp, received information and searched No.101 in Area 12 on Bogyoke Street, and arrested Nyi Lin Aung (a) Nyi Nyi, 27, and Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Pyae Pyae, 19, together with ICE and WY psychotropic tablets in their possession. A case was opened with NaMaSa (Lamaing) MaYa(Pa) 10/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also searched Daw San Wai, 49, mother of Paing Paing (a) Htoo Thet Paing’s store in No. 41, Area 4 of the same village, and her house in No. 168, Area 5, and arrested them with ICE and WY psychotropic tablets. A case was opened with NaMaSa (Lamaing) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

8 Information received of U Htein Lin from Area 1, Pyinmana Tsp, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, selling illegal drugs. On 14-9-2018, undercover police stopped and searched Htein Lin, 41, from Area 1, Bawgawadi Ward, Pyinmana Tsp, on his motorbike near Zizawarpan roundabout, Pyinmana Tsp, and arrested him together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets and a sword in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Zabuthiri) MaYa(Pa) 5/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/22-B of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Police also searched his home in Bawgawadi Ward and discovered additional ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Pyinmana) MaYa(Pa) 25/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

9 Information received of U Tun Win’s sons Maung Zaw Myo Aung and Kyaw Gyi from Aungthitsar Street (Thapyaychan squatter ward), Ward 51, North Dagon Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 9-9-2018, police searched Kyaw Gyi (a) Kaung Myat Tar, 20,’s house in No. 18/B, Aungthitsar Street, Ward 51, North Dagon Tsp, and arrested him together with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (North Dagon) MaYa(Pa) 45/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

On 10-9-2018, police on stake out near Bo Hmue Ba Htoo housing on Bayinnaung Road, Ward 47, North Dagon Tsp, stopped and searched Zaw Myo Aung, 24, from Tharaphi Street, Ward 50, North Dagon Tsp, and Kyaw Min, 21, from Ward 1, Dagon Myothit (East) Tsp, and discovered WY psychotropic tablets on them. They have been arrested and a case was opened with MaMaSa (North Dagon) MaYa(Pa) 46/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

10 Information received of Soe Thu from Nyaungle Village, YeU Tsp, Shwebo District, Sagaing Region selling illegal drugs and conducting illegal underground lottery sales. On 15-9-2018, police searched Soe Thu, 30,’s house in Nyaungle Village, YeU Tsp, but could not find him and instead arrested his mother Daw Nu, 59, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets in her possession. A case was opened against both of them with MaMaSa (YeU) MaYa(Pa) 8/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Police also discovered illegal underground lottery documents and a stash of betting money (Ks 135,000) in Soe Thu’s bedroom. An additional case was opened against both of them with MaMaSa (YeU) (Pa) 238/2018 under Section 15-A/16-A of the Gambling Law.
11 Information received of Aye Min Win (a) Min Min from No. 81, 32nd Street, Pabedan Tsp, Yangon Region, consuming and selling illegal drugs. On 10-9-2018, police searched Aye Min Win, 30,’s house in No. 81, 32nd Street, Ward 9, Pabedan Tsp, and arrested him together with WY psychotropic tablets. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Pabedan) MaYa(Pa) 11/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
12 Information received of Daw Kayin Ma from range 901 in Ywarthit Village, Myawady Tsp, Kayin State, selling illegal WY psychotropic tablets at the rate of Ks 2,500 per tablet. On 10-9-2018, police searched Daw Naw Moo (a) Daw Kayin Ma, 55,’s house in range 901 in Ywarthit Village, Myawady Tsp, and arrested her, her son-in-law Thet Naing, 34, and Ma Khin Pu (a) Joker, 55, together with WY psychotropic tablets in their possession. A case was opened with NaMaSa (Thingan Nyinaung) MaYa(Pa) 22/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
13 Information received of Ko Kyaw Aung selling illegal drugs on a large scale from ‘Kyaw’ family ice outlet in Pantaing Village, Htantabin Tsp, Yangon Region. On 10-9-2018, police searched Kyaw Aung, 51,’s house in ‘Kyaw’ family ice outlet beside the Yangon-Pathein highway, Pantaing Village, Htantabin Tsp, and arrested him with WY psychotropic tablets and 2 swords in his possession. A case was opened with YaKaSa (Thetthit) MaYa(Pa) 3/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/22-B of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
14 Information received of Daw Khin Aye Kyu and her son Aung Ko Zin living on the top floor of No. 135, Pabedan Street, Shweku Ward, Pyay Tsp, Bago Region, selling illegal drugs. On 14-9-2018, police searched Daw Khin Aye Kyu, 54, and her son Aung Ko Zin (a) Ko Zin, 25,’s house in No. 135, Pabedan Street, Shweku Ward, Pyay Tsp, and arrested them with WY psychotropic tablets and marijuana in their possession. A case was opened with NaMaSa (1)(Pyay) MaYa(Pa) 5/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
15 Information received of thriving illegal drug sales in Thayetgone Village, Kinseik Village-tract, Toungoo Tsp, Bago Region, and drug sellers claiming they have not been arrested. On 13-9-2018, police searched Than Htike (a) Kappali, 26,’s house in Thayetgone Village, Kinseik Village-tract, and arrested him, Myint Win (a) Aung Pe, 53, Ba Myint, 37, and Tin Naing Tun (a) Shan Pote, 23, all from the same village, together with WY psychotropic tablets in their possession. A case was opened with NaMaSa (Toungoo) MaYa(Pa) 10/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
16 Information received of Than Htike from Ward 1, Thazi Tsp, Mandalay Region selling illegal drugs. On 13-9-2018, police entered Than Htike (a) Htike Gyi, 26,’s house in No. 419, corner of 45th Street, Ward 1 (expanded), Thazi Tsp, and arrested him, Kyaw Zin Hein, 20, and Zin Lin Phyo, 22, from the same ward, together with ‘88/1’ psychotropic tablets. Further questioning revealed that the drugs were purchased from Chit Htwe, 50, from Kunchanyoe Village, Tarze Tsp. Police were unable to find him in his house nor discover any item related to illegal drugs. A case has been opened against all four with MaMaSa (Thazi) MaYa(Pa) 14/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
17 Information received of Ko Pauk Sa, son of U Maung Kyaw and Daw Mi Nwe from Payargone Village, Thanlyin Tsp, Yangon Region, consuming and selling illegal drugs, and brandishing a sword while causing public hazards in the village. On 12-9-2018, police en route to Pauk Sa (a) Aung Ko Ko, 17,’s house in Payargone Village, Thanlyin Tsp, sighted Pauk Sa standing on the road near his house and arrested him together with WY psychotropic tablets in his pants pocket. Police discovered additional WY tablets in his house along with 2 swords. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Pa) 32/2018 under Section 16-C/22-B of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
18 Information received of Ko Min Min and his wife Ma Khin Lay from Shwetamar Kwethit, Watpote Town, Thegon Tsp, Pyay District, Bago Region, selling illegal drugs and occasionally storing the drugs in Ko Win Aung’s house in Kyunkone Village, Paungde Tsp. On 13-9-2018, police searched U Win Aung, 55,’s house in Kyunkone Village, Paungde Tsp, and arrested him with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. Further questioning revealed that the drugs were sent for selling by U Min Min, 40, and his wife Daw Khin Khin Lay (a) Khin Lay, 59, from Shwetamar Kwethit, Watpote Town, Thegon Tsp. Police eventually searched the married couple’s house and although no drugs were found in their house, they were arrested along with U Win Aung and a case was opened with MaMaSa (Paungde) MaYa(Pa) 1/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
19 Information received of an individual selling illegal drugs around 10pm near A(1) liquor shop on 7th Street, Ward 4, Bogale Tsp, while communicating by cellphone, and Poe Thet from the same ward selling illegal drugs as well. On 12-9-2018, police searched Kyaw Min Thaw (a) Poe Thet’s house at No. 30/Nga, Meesetyone (Yar Kyaw Street), Ward 4, Bogale Tsp, and arrested him together with heroin and marijuana in his possession. Further questioning revealed that the drugs were purchased from twin brothers Saw Yan Naung (a) A Gyi Kaung, 23, and Saw Yan Naing (a) A Nge Kaung, 23, from Shwetwelyin Street in Ward 3, and from Maung Bo Bo Min Naing, 27, from 7th Street, Ward 4. The latter were eventually arrested and a case was opened against all four with MaMaSa (Bogale) MaYa(Pa) 4/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
20 Information received of Daw Moe Htwe residing in Myaynigone Quarter (Veteran’s housing) in Naungpakyit Ward, Homalin Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling heroin and WY psychotropic tablets. On 10-9-2018, police arrested Daw Moe Htwe, 37, residing in Kopewa Ward, Myaynigone Quarter, Naungpakyit Ward, Homalin Tsp, together with heroin and WY psychotropic tablets in her possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Homalin) MaYa(Pa) 80/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
21 Information received of Daw Htay Nge (a) Daw Lei Lei Htay from Banlamut Village, Taninthayi Tsp, Taninthayi Region, and Daw San Yu from Kanto Village, selling illegal drugs on a large scale. On 10-9-2018, police searched Daw San Yu, 39,’s house in Kanto Village, Taninthayi Tsp, and arrested her, Sithu Han, 34, from Yepone Ward, Myeik Tsp, Ma Kaytwe (a) Mi Kay, 38, from Shwepyitan Ward, Myeik Tsp, and Myat Hla (a) Tar Tay, 30, from Yepone Ward, Myeik Tsp, together with powder heroin in their possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Taninthayi) MaYa(Pa) 21/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched Daw Htay Nge (a) Daw Lei Lei Htay, 43,’s house in Banlamut Village, Taninthayi Region, and arrested her with WY psychotropic tablets in her possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Taninthayi) MaYa(Pa) 22/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

22 Information received of illegal drugs being sold, proliferated in Ketwoe Village and surrounding villages in Lwelone Village-tract, Kengtung Tsp, Shan State (East). On 9-9-2018, police searched Lidar, 40,’s house in Ketwoe Village, Lwelone Village-tract, Kengtung Tsp, but could not find her. Instead, police discovered raw opium from her granary. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Kengtung) MaYa(Pa) 183/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
23 Information received of U Kyaw Than (a) Nga Aye from Kangyi Village, Kalay Tsp, Sagaing Region, selling illegal drugs. On 15-9-2018, police searched Nga Aye (a) Kyaw Than, 47,’s field hut located three miles west of Kangyi Village, Kalay Tsp, but could not find him. Instead, police arrested Nga Aye’s son-in-law Nay Zin Tun, 25, son Htike Thu Aung, 19, and Shine Lin Aung, 19, from the same village, present in the field hut with heroin and four firearms in their possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Kalay) MaYa(Pa) 130/2018 under Section 16-C/22-B/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
24 Information received of Tarti from Ywarma West Ward, Insein Tsp, Yangon Region, selling illegal drugs. On 13-9-2018, police staking out near Padaukmyaing Road, Ywarma East Ward, Insein Tsp, stopped and searched Pyae Phyo Aung (a) Tarti, 19, from Area 16, Ywarma West Ward, Insein Tsp, and arrested him after discovering WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Insein) MaYa(Pa) 118/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
25 Information received of Sai Pii from Thatanarpone Village, Thanthe Village-tract, Taunggyi Tsp, Shan State (South), selling illegal drugs. On 14-9-2018, police searched Sai Pii, 27,’s house in Thatanarpone Village, Thanthe Village-tract, Taunggyi Tsp, and arrested him together with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with NaMaSa (Shwenyaung) MaYa(Pa) 27/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
26 Information received of former village chief Pi San from Parkhamlone Village, Tarlay Tsp, Tachilek District, Shan State, selling illegal drugs. On 13-9-2018, police searched Pi San (a) Aik Sam, 62,’s house in Parkhamlone Village, Tarlay Tsp, and arrested him, Kyaw Win Hlaing, 42, and Ba Myint, 40, from the same village, Kyaw Sein Win, 43, from Okkyin Ward, Tarlay Sub-Tsp, and Nay Lin Oo, 27, from Aunghlaingtin Village, Tarlay Sub-Tsp, together with WY psychotropic tablets, opium blocks and raw opium in their possession. A case was opened with NaMaSa (Tarlay) MaYa(Pa) 2/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
27 Information received of U Myint Ko, U Aung Thu Win, and U Zaw Tun from Uyin Village, NgaOe Village-tract, Mabein Tsp, Shan State (North), and U Thet Tun from Pyachaung Village, selling illegal drugs. On 14-9-2018, police searched U Myint Ko, 27,’s house in Uyin Village, Mabein Tsp, and arrested him together with heroin and WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 89/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police arrested Aung Thu Win, 24, from the same village, together with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 90/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police arrested Zaw Tun, 36, from the same village, together with heroin in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 91/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

While searching Zaw Tun’s house police spotted U Tin Win, 42, in the yard and arrested him after discovering heroin in his backpack. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 93/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Investigations into related cases led police to stake out near Uyin Village on the Mabein-NgaOe road. Police stopped, searched and arrested Zaw Myo Aung, 36, from Bwet Village, Mabein Tsp, after discovering WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 94/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched Thet Tun, 34,’s house in Pyachaung Village, Mabein Tsp, and arrested him with WY psychotropic tablets in his possession. A case was opened with MaMaSa (Mabein) MaYa(Pa) 92/2018 under Section 19-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

3. Out of the information sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, so far 698 reports have been received, 500 cases accomplished, and 271 cases have been opened as of 15-9-2018, with 352 men and 69 women arrested. Police have seized 2,626.97 g of heroin, 16.71 g of ICE, 34,860.85 g of opium, 329 g of low-quality opium, 5,802 g of powder opium, 3,973.99 g of speciosa, 144,411 stimulant tablets, 3,356.74 g of marijuana, 0.10 liters of opium tincture, 217.40 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, in cooperation with border areas and checkpoints in Shan State, Loilem Tsp, near Hotep Village, police arrested one man and confiscated 450,000 stimulant tablets and 3,000 g of ICE. In Kutkai Tsp, Kutkai-Kaungkhar Road, one man was arrested with 84,000 g of ICE and 1,680,000 g of caffeine. In Nawnghkio Tsp’s checkpoint, four men were arrested with 3,432 g of heroin. In Theinni Tsp’s checkpoint, two men were arrested with 112,000 g of heroin. In Kengtung Tsp, Kyaingphaung investigation centre, two men were arrested with 14,100 g of opium.
In Kachin state, Lwejel Sub-Tsp, Wankham Village, three men were arrested with 7,840 stimulant tablets.
In Kayin State, Myawady Tsp, four men were arrested with 9,330 stimulant tablets.
In Rakhine State, Yanbye Tsp, two men were arrested with 116 stimulant tablets. In Kyaukpyu Tsp, two men were arrested with 253 stimulant tablets. In Maungtaw Tsp, seven arrests were made. In Pezi Village, one man was arrested with 67 stimulant tablets. In Kyein Chaung checkpoint, three arrests were made of 5 men with a total of 157,250 stimulant tablets and 3 golden items. On Meetike Village’s road, a vehicle was stopped and searched and two men were arrested with 55,500 stimulant tablets and one Probox car. In Shwezarale Village, no arrests were made but police confiscated 76,000 stimulant tablets from a house. In MyoU Village, one man was arrested with 600 stimulant tablets and 7 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder.
There have been five cases of arrests involving firearms (in Kyaukme, Hpa-an, Mabein, Tachilek, Kengtung Tsps) where ten men and four women were arrested with 12,348 stimulant tablets, 25 g of ICE, 0.1 g of heroin, 1,306.4 g of opium, 0.4 g of ketpone, 1 pistol, 5 bullets, 1 bullet cartridge, 5 homemade firearms, and 1 air gun.
There has been one chasing and shooting case in Lelmee Village, Htigyaing Tsp, Sagaing Region, where police acting on information went to arrest two men. One of them fled and police officers shot him. The man suffered non-lethal injuries and police confiscated 120 stimulant tablets and 3.85 g of heroin.
In Yangon City, Central Post Office, one paper box from abroad was seized containing 9,800 g of ecstasy crystals.
In Patheingyi Tsp, Thamadaw Village, two men were arrested with 290.5 g of ketamine, 1 liter of ketamine tincture, 863 ecstasy tablets, and 9.6 g of marijuana.
There have been 357 cases being opened between 9-9-2018 and 15-9-2018, and 453 men and 71 women have been arrested. Seizures of 12,230.96 g of heroin, 87,199.49 g of ICE, 130,515.5 g of opium, 112.9 g of low-quality opium, 13,080 g of powder opium, 1,027,926 stimulant tablets, 29.7 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 888.7 g of marijuana, 33.23 g of opium blocks, 865 ecstasy tablets, 9,800 ecstasy crystals, 290.53 g of ketamine, 1 liter of ketamine tincture, 1,680,000 g of caffeine, 7 different firearms, 5 bullets, and 1 bullet cartridge.
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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