Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the President Press Release 39/2020

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Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release 39/2020

9th Waning of Thadingyut 1382 ME
(9 November 2020)

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 offences up to 7 November 2020 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

SrNature of reportDetail on seizure and legal action taken
1.Information received of Melone who lives in ward (9), Hpa-an Township, Kayin State, distributing and selling illegal drugs.On 27 October 2020, police arrested Melone (a) Zaw Myo Aung, 29, son of U Zaw Win, who lives in ward (9), Hpa-an Township in Kayin State together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Hpa-an) MaYa (pa) 49/2020 under Section 19(a) and 20 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

2Information received of people who live in Pyin-Daung-Lay Village, Katha Township, Sagaing Region, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.In recent weeks, three cases have been identified and five male suspects have been charged with possession of heroin and stimulant drugs.

According to a series of previous arrests on 25 October 2020, police searched the house of Daw Mya Hnin Kyaing, 36, daughter of U Mya Than in Pyin-Daung-Lay Village, Katha Township and arrested her together with WY stimulant tablets and heroin.

A case has been opened against her with NaMaSa (Innywa) MaYa (Pa) 34/2020 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

3Information received of Thaw Kyar and Ma Yin Win Aye who live in Kyaut Taung Ward, Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 27 October 2020, police searched the house of Ma Yin Win Aye, 38, daughter of U Si, who lives in Kyaut Taung Village, Monywa Township and arrested her along with Thaw Ze Ya (a) Thaw Kyar, 27, son of U Shwe Lone, who lives in the same ward and Aung Myo Naing, 22, son of U Win Naing who lives in Bandoulla ward, together with heroin.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Monywa) MaYa (Pa) 30/2020 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

4Information received of people who live in Maung-Kone-Ote-Sone Village, Htigyaing Township, in Sagaing Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 27 October 2020, police arrested Aung Kyaw Oo, 23, son of U Nan Oo, who lives in Maung-Kone-Ote-Sone Village, Htigyaing Township, and arrested him together with WY stimulant tablets on the village road.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Htigyaing) MaYa (Pa) 161/2020 under Section 16 (c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

5Information received of Thein Lwin who lives in Pann-Kaut Village, Mingin Township, in Sagaing Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 6 November 2020, police searched the house of Thein Lwin, 35, son of U Cho Aye, who lives in Pann-Kaut Village, Mingin Township, and arrested him together with heroin.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Mautkataw) MaYa (Pa) 3/2020 under Section 16 (c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

6Information received of people who live in War-Phyu-Taung Village, Yamethin Township, in Mandalay Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 26 October 2020, police searched the house of Thet Oo Maung, 45, son of U Thein Aung, who lives in War-Phyu-Taung Village in Yamethin Township and arrested him together with stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Yamethin) MaYa (Pa) 33/2020 under Section 19 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

7Information received of Kyaw Swar Htet (a) Swar Gyi who lives in Dar Tan ward, Nyaung U Township in Mandalay Region, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 3 November 2020, police searched the house of Kyaw Swar Htet (a) Swar Gyi, 28, son of U Win Hlaing, who lives in Dar Tan ward, NyaungU Township and arrested him together with stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Nyaung U) MaYa (Pa) 3/ 2020 under Section 19 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

8Information received of people who live in Kyaut-Tan ward, Mawlamyine Township in Mon State, using, selling and distributing illegal drugs.In recent weeks, seven cases have been identified and a total of 9 suspects (7 males and 2 female) were charged with the possession of stimulant drugs.

On 25 October 2020, according to a series of previous arrests, policed stopped and searched the motorbike of Myo Chit Khine, 40, son of U Tun Kyi, who lives in Mupon Ward in Mawlamyine Township, on Kyaut Tan-Mu Pon road and arrested him together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Mupon) MaYa (Pa) 56/2020 under 19 (a) and 20 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

9Information received of people using, selling and distributing illegal drugs near Bayintnaung junction in Mayangon Township, Yangon Region,On 26 October 2020, police searched Aung Kyaw Kyaw, 20, son of U Saw Htet Oo, who lives in Hline Township, on Bayintnaung junction in Mayangon Township and arrested him together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa (Bayintnaung) MaYa (Pa) 30/2020 under Section 16 (c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

10Information received of people selling and distributing illegal drugs under the Aung Ze Ya bridge in Insein Township, Yangon Region.On 27 October 2020, police arrested Ye Win Tun, 35, son of U Soe Win, who lives in ward (Nya), Shwepyitha Township, under Aung Ze Ya bridge in Insein Township, together with WY stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa (Insein) MaYa (Pa) 161/2020 under Section 19 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

 

11Information received of A Kyi Kaung who lives in Botunzan ward in Dawbon Township, Yangon Region, selling and distributing illegal drugs.On 28 October 2020, police arrested Myo Min Oo (a) A Kyi Kaung, 31, son of U Aye Min, who lives in Botunzan ward in Dawbon Township together with WY stimulant tablets on Min Nanda road.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa  (Dawbon) MaYa (Pa) 40/2020 under Section 19 (a) 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 1,399 cases have been opened files as of 7 November 2020. A total of 2,137 people, including 1,780 men and 357 women had been arrested with 10,586.6504 g of heroin, 1,489.42 g of ICE, 47,934.17886 g of opium, 1,407.96 g of low-quality opium, 54,901.74 g of speciosa powder, 54,597.32 g of speciosa, 2.5 litres of liquid speciosa, 684,798 stimulant tablets, 14,871.88 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, 28 firearms, different kinds of 669 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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