Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control holds meeting 1/2021

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The Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control held a meeting 1/2021 at the hall of Myanmar Police Force in Nay Pyi Taw on 21 December afternoon under the health guidelines of the COVID-19.
Member of the State Administration Council Chairman of CCDAC Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Soe Htut said the new Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law was enacted on 14 February 2018. Special operations on drug abuse control have so far been launched 34 times. Thanks to alternative development projects, the poppy sowed acreage of Myanmar has been declining yearly. A total of 33,100 hectares of poppy plantation in 2019, 29,500 hectares in 2020, 508 metric tons in 2019 and 405 metric tons in 2020.
Thanks to concerted efforts among the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Police Force and the Customs Department in joint preventive measures, they seized more than 2.2 tonnes of opium, 2.4 tonnes of heroin, over 193.3 million stimulant tablets, over 13.5 tonnes of Ice, 762 kilogrammes of ketamine in addition to narcotic drugs and chemical precursors, totalling more than K947 billion from 1 January to 20 December 2021. As control of chemical precursors plays a key role in reducing narcotic drug production, it is necessary to restrict the flow of illegal chemicals from the borderlands.
Secretary of CCDAC Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Chief of Myanmar Police Force Lt-Gen Than Hlaing reported on assessment over the efforts to control the narcotic drugs and Joint Secretary Commander of Drug Enforcement Division Police Brig-Gen Win Naing on efforts for drug eradication and future plans. —MNA

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