Myanmar's anti-narcotics task force seizes 5 million stimulant tablets worth US$2.7 million (RM11.82 million)


YANGON, May 28 (Xinhua): Myanmar's Anti-Narcotics Task Force has seized 5 million stimulant tablets worth K5 billion (US$2.7 million) in Yangon, according to a police statement on Thursday night (May 27).

Following a tip-off, police raided a house in No (3) Zawtika street, Thingangyun Gyi Ward of Mingalardon Township, and arrested seven suspects together with 1 million stimulant pills on May 17.

According to further investigation, the police also seized 4 million stimulant tablets at a house in Sabei street of No (3) Pale Ward of Mingalardon Township on the same evening.

Moreover, the anti-narcotics agents arrested one suspected female and two suspected males on May 18.

The suspects kept the stimulant pills in their homes before they transport them to Yangon from Shan State, and they mail the drugs to Tanintharyi Region and Rakhine State.

The main drug dealer is still at large, and the police have filed charges against him. - Xinhua

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