Over K4B worth of heroin, stimulant tablets and opium oil extract confiscated in Nawnghkio township

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Offenders are seen alongside seized drugs and vehicles.

According to the Myanmar Police Force, heroin, stimulant tablets, and opium oil extract worth over K4.75 billion were seized in Nawnghkio township.
Acting on a tip-off, a combined team from the Anti-Drug Police Force stopped and searched a Dongfeng truck driven by Sai Phaung, accompanied by Min Paing Htoo, travelling from Yatsawk to Nawnghkio on the Yatsawk-Nawnghkio road at 10 pm on 19 May. The search revealed 123.2 kilogrammes of heroin, 5.65 million stimulant tablets, and 52 kilogrammes of opium oil extract, valued at over K4.75 billion, hidden in chaff bags.
Similarly, the police arrested Myo Min Htun, Kyaw Thet Oo, Aye Kyaw (aka) Kyaw Naing, and Hein Htet Aung, who were involved in the case, along with a Nissan AD van and a Toyota Probox.
Additionally, the police arrested Ko Pyae (aka) Pyae Phyo Thu (aka) Min Myat Naing and Ma Thwel Sam Eain, who were responsible for transporting the drugs from Shan State to Mandalay Region in Mahaaungmyay township at 7:30 pm on 22 May.
They are being prosecuted, and investigations into the perpetrators are ongoing, according to the Myanmar Police Force. — MNA/MKKS

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