Statistical bulletin on more drug seizures, acting on tip-offs given by the people

State seal of Myanmar.svg copyRepublic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President
Press Release No. 6/2018
11th Waxing of Second Waso, 1380 ME
(23 July 2018)

Statistical bulletin on more drug seizures, acting on tip-offs given by the people

1. In order to prevent and eradicate the dangers of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, the Office of the President has formed the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department, publicized 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 additional drug-related offenses from 27 June to 21 July 2018 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

NoInformationDetails on seizure and legal action taken
1Information received of Nga Pi (a) Zin Wai Htun from Settyone Kwet Thit (2) Street, Aunglan, illegally selling tablets and marijuana since April 2018; youths coming to purchase every day.On 16-7-2018, Nga Pi (a) Zin Wai Htun from Settyone Kwet Thit (2) Street, Aunglan, was arrested in possession of illegal drugs. A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa (Aunglan) MaYa(Pa)5/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
2Information received of illegal drug trade in the vicinity of Thirimingalar Market, Hline Township.On 18-7-2018, local police arrested Ma Sandar Khine, 41, caretaker of restrooms at the Shwe Padauk Fish Market on Bayinnaung Road, Ward 4, Hline Township, in possession of illegal drugs. A case has been opened against her with NaMaSa(Padaukchaung) MaYa(Pa) 6/2018, under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law .
3Information received of prolonged large-scale distribution of illegal drugs in Anheittaw Ward, Area 48, between 57 and 58 streets and 19 and 20 streets, Aungmyethazan Township, Mandalay Region.On 19-7-2018, local police staked out Good Time Hotel located between 57 th and 58 th streets and 21 st and 22 nd streets, and arrested Nyi Nyi Zin (a) Nyi Zin, 25, residing in Room. 210, together with drugs. A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa(1) (Aungmyethazan) MaYa(Pa) 6/2018, under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law .
4Information received of illegal drug sales in Natmaukan Village, Inndaw Gyi region, Mohnyin Township, Kachin State.On 17-7-2018, local police acting on a tipoff entered the house of Aung Ko Win in Natmaukan Village, Hepu Village-Tract, Mohnyin Township. Aung Ko Win was not present but another man named Poe Pyae, 56, was arrested together with illegal drugs. A case was opened against him in accordance with NaMaSa(Lone Tone) MaYa(Pa) 38/2018, under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
5Information received of illegal tablets and marijuana being sold in plain view on a motorcycle in Sanpya (3) Street, Thamada Kanchay Ward, Dala Township, Yangon Region, and local youths were found purchasing them.On 16-7-2018, local police on surveillance in front of B.E.H.S (4) Branch School on Padauk Street, (11/14) area, Thamada Kanchay Ward, Dala Township, arrested Aung Wunna Tun, 40, and Myo Min Myat (a) Poe Kwyet, 44, together with illegal drugs. A case was opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Dala) MaYa(Pa) 25/2018 under Section 16-D/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further investigation led to a search of Hla Myo Oo’s house in Padauk Street. Hla Myo Oo was not present but a drug stash was found under the house. A case has been opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa(Dala) MaYa(Pa) 26/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
6Information received of large-scale sale of illegal drugs by Min Tun in between Bo Ba Htoo Street and Aung San Street, 56 th x 57 th Street, Thamangone Ward, NyaNya(19), Pyigyidagun Township, Mandalay Region.On 19-7-2018 local police entered Min Tun (a) Min Min Tun (a) Pyaung Gyi’s house on NyaNya(19), No.65, between Bo Ba Htoo Street and Aung San Street, 57 th Street, Thinpangone Ward, Pyigyidagun Township and arrested along with him Aung Phyo Wai Lin, Okkar Kyaw, Tun Tun Naung (a) Kalar, and Zin Phyo Zaw (a) Poe Tar together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Pyigyidakun) MaYa(Pa) 13/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
7Information received of U Maung Oo selling illegal drugs in Pahotegyi Village, Homalin Township.Maung Oo (a) Win Naing Oo of Pahotegyi Village,Homalin, was arrested together with illegal drugs and further investigation led to the arrest of Barbu, 29, and Min Min Naing, 38, together with illegal drugs in Ngepyawtaw, Nansipun region on 17-7-2018. A case has been opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa (Khamti) MaYa(Pa) 55/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
8Information received of Ko Maung Maung, 35, with long hair, living in a rented place in South Dagon and hiring various vehicles to go sell illegal drugs.On 17-7-2018, local police arrested Maung Maung (a) Tun Tun Win, 39, together with illegal drugs near Kabaraye Pagoda Bus Stop, Ward 9, Mayangon Township. A case was opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa(Mayangone) MaYa(Pa) 16/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
9Information received of patrons and waiters of the San Francisco Club, Tamway Plaza, Thameinbayan Road, Tamway Township, Yangon Region, and taxi drivers in front of the club selling stimulant tablets at Ks 5,000 apiece.On 17-7-2018, local police staked out Sakura Restaurant on top of San Francisco Club, Tamway Township, and arrested Ma San San Myint Aung (a) Ma Phyu, 37, Min Thwin, 20, William Myint Aung, 26, and Wai Lin Htet, 27, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Tamway) MaYa(Pa) 26/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
10Information received of sales and use of illegal drugs in villages of Htigyaing and Katha townships in Sagaing Region from Shwe Li, Kyaekaung, Muse.On 20-7-2018, local police on surveillance in Katha Township inspected a motorboat from Palatwa Village and arrested Nga Htwe (a) Tet Too, 26, and Ma Khin San Yi, 48, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Katha) MaYa(Pa) 46/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
11Information received of Kyar Min, Zaw Oo, Aung Thu Myint and Ma Thuzar selling illegal drugs in Tayetgone Village, Nam Mawlite Village-tract, Phaungpyin Township, Sagaing Region.On 15-7-2018, local police arrested Ma Thuzar, 30, and Zaw Myint Than, 27, in Tayetgone Village-Tract, Phaungpyin Township, together with illegal drugs. A case was opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 47/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further investigation led to a search of Kyar Min (a) Min Zaw’s house in Tayetgone Village. The suspect was absent but his wife Ma Khin Shwe Than, 45, Kyaw Lin Oo, 39, Myo Myint, 37, and Tint San, 45, were arrested together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 49/2018 under Section 16-C/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
12Information received of Tun Yi and Ko Kyaw Shwe of Tanngar Village, Phaungpyin Township, Sagaing Region illegally selling drugs.On 14-7-2018, local police arrested Kyaw Shwe, 56, in Tanngar Village, Phaungpyin Township together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with Ma Ma Sa(Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 45/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further inspection led to the arrest of Tun Yi, 51, in the same village, and a case has been opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa(Phaungpyin) MaYa(Pa) 46/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
13Information received of U Maung Saing in Mhankin Village, Panlar Village-tract, Inndawgyi region, Mohnyin Township, Kachin State, illegally selling drugs.On 15-7-2018, local police entered U Maung Saing’s house in Mhankin Village, Mohnyin Township and arrested the 57-year old and his wife Daw Win Kyi, 50, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with NaMaSa(Lone Tone) MaYa(Pa) 36/2018 under Section 19-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
14Information received of U Aung Yin selling alcohol and illegal drugs in his home at Ywarnge Village, Ywarnge Village-tract, YeU Township, Sagaing Region, with regular users in the evening.On 15-7-2018, local police arrested Aung Yin, 52, in Ywarnge Village, YeU Township, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa(YeU) MaYa(Pa) 2/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
15Information received of the entire Hlwasin Village, located near Mandalay Region and Magway Region’s borders, using and distributing illegal drugs, led by Ye Lay and Ko Min. Nearby villages of Kaungswe, Ywartaw, Kyuntaw, and Nyaunggone were also found selling illegal drugs.Over 200 police officials simultaneously entered the villages and on 18-7-2018 arrested Ye Lay (a) Zaw Gyi, 24, of Hlwasin Village, Yamethin Township, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against him in accordance with YaKaSa(Nyaunggone) MaYa(Pa) 1/2018 under Section 16-C/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further investigation led to the arrest of Phero (a) Kyaw Lin, 33, of ShwePyiYannaing, Pyawbwe Town, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa(Pyawbwe) MaYa(Pa) 3/2018 under 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further investigation led to the arrest of Arkar (a) Arvis, 18, of ShwePyiYannaing, Pyawbwe Township, and case opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa(Pyawbwe) MaYa(Pa) 4/2018 under 16-C/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further investigation led to local police entering the house of U Kyaw Nyan, 65, of Ayetharyar Village, Tatkon Township, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against him in accordance with MaMaSa (Tatkon) MaYa(Pa) 9/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further investigation led to the search of the house of Than Lwin, 44, of the same village, and his wife Ma Win Aye, 37. The two suspects had fled their house but police seized a drug stash. A case has been opened against them in accordance with MaMaSa(Tatkon) MaYa(Pa) 10/2018 under Section 16-C/19-A/20-A/21/22-B of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Further inspection led to the arrest of Htay Aung, 48, of Taunggyi Village, Hlwasin Village-tract, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against him in accordance with YaKaSa(Ywardan) MaYa(Pa) 5/2018 under Section 16-C of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
16Information received of brothers Ko Nyo Nyo and Ko Ar Gyi using illegal drugs from their home in the veteran’s residence located behind Nanthidar Garrison (1), Nanthidar Village, Shwenyaung Township and Betsone Village, Taunglaylone Village-tract, Taunggyi Township.On 19-7-2018, local police entered veteran’s residence in Betsone Village, Taunglaylone Village-tract and arrested Ko Nyo Nyo (a) Kyaw San Win, 34, Phyo Htet Zaw, 25, Ye Min Aung, 23, Kyaw Aung (a) San Shar, 28, together with illegal drugs. A case has been opened against them in accordance with NaMaSa(Nyaungshwe) MaYa(Pa) 15/2018 under Section 19-A/20-A/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3. Out of the information sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, so far 46 cases have been opened as of 21-7-2018, and 61 men and 12 women have been arrested with seizures of 544.65 g of heroin, 0.55 g of ICE, 30 g of black opium, 2,600 g of raw opium, 10 g of opium, 24.50 g of opium residue, 30 g of speciosa, 13,353 stimulant tablets, and 131.08 g of marijuana. Efforts for fighting against drug trafficking has been stepped up and the ministry 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 through the following contact numbers:
Contacts
Auto telephone No. — 067-590200
Fax Phone No. — 067-590233
Email Address — [email protected]

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