Five tonnes of caffeine seized in central Myanmar


YANGON: Myanmar authorities have seized five tonnes of caffeine in central Myanmar's Mandalay region, according to a statement released by the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Tuesday (Feb 27).

Acting on a tip-off, the anti-narcotics police searched a warehouse in Pyigyitagon township of Mandalay region on Friday and seized the controlled chemical caffeine, the CCDAC said.

The confiscated caffeine worth about 2 billion kyats (US$952,380) is intended to be transported to Shan state from Mandalay region, it said.

Police arrested a suspect in the operation. Further investigations are underway, the CCDAC said. - Xinhua

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

Myanmar , caffeine , seizure

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Japan’s anti-monopoly body orders Google to fix ad search limits affecting Yahoo
Indonesia lowers volcano alert level, reopens nearby airport
The Chinese site that rewired online shopping
Diesel and kerosene prices slashed, gasoline increased by 55� per litre
N. Koreans may have helped create Western cartoons: Report
Migrant workers hired under four-year MoU warned to leave before month-end
Indonesia court rejects presidential election challenge
Migrant worker who died after falling through Ion Orchard lift shaft was drunk: Coroner
China state fund pours US$41bil into stock market in Q1, reports show
Huong, Hue are Vietnam's next Paris Olympians

Others Also Read