204kg of raw opium seized in eastern Myanmar


YANGON:- Myanmar's authorities have seized 204kg of raw opium in the country's eastern state of Shan, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 20).

Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotic police searched a vehicle in Loilem town in Shan state on Saturday and found the drugs in burlap bags on the vehicle.

The seized drugs had a street value of 61.2 million kyats (about US$29,142), the committee said.

Two suspects were arrested in the case, and they were charged under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, it added. - Xinhua

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