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

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Myanmar , opium , seizure


Next In Aseanplus News

South-East Asia 'woefully off track' on green investment, says top global consultancy
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing takes part in Bangkok’s Songkran parade
Bursa Malaysia sees broad selling as geopolitical tensions escalate
In Modi's India, opponents and journalists feel the squeeze ahead of election
Myanmar rebels say they have repelled junta push to take back border town
India's BJP election manifesto lacks plans for structural economic reforms, Citi says
Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives in Vietnam to meet users, boost supplier ties
Police probe killer's targeting of women in Sydney mall attack
KLIA shooting: We didn’t engage in shoot-out with suspect due to public safety, says Selangor top cop
Singapore's foreign ministry advise their citizens to defer all travel to Iran

Others Also Read