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

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