Over K1.46 billion worth of illegal drugs seized in Kengtung

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An arrestee is pictured along with seized drugs and a motorbike .

The Myanmar Police Force stated that over K1.46 billion worth of Ice (Methamphetamine) weighing 120 kilogrammes and Ketamine weighing 59 kilogrammes were confiscated in Kengtung, Shan State (East).
On 15 August early morning, a combined team comprising Anti-Drug Police Force members inspected a motorcycle driven by Sai Tit at the Kengphaung Checkpoint which is located at the entrance of Kengtung City, Shan State (East), according to the information. Ketamine weighing 53 kilogrammes and Ice (Methamphetamine) weighing 14 kilogrammes were seized from him.
According to the inspection, the team successfully arrested the suspects: Sai Sam, son of U Htam Wone in possession of a motorcycle and 40 kilogrammes of Ice (Methamphetamine), in front of the Kengtung Customs office, and Sai Sam, son of U Phya Wone in possession of a motorbike, 66 kilogrammes of Ice (Methamphetamine) and six kilogrammes of Ketamine, at the Exit Toll Gate of Kengtung respectively.
Thus, a total of 120 kilogrammes of Ice (Methamphetamine) and 59 kilogrammes of Ketamine, worth over K1.46 billion were made from the arrest. On the report of the subsequent investigation, stimulant drugs were planned to carry from Mongpyin to Tachilek Township.
The suspects are being prosecuted under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and police are further investigating, stated the MPF. — MNA

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