700kg of drugs seized in eastern Myanmar


Two suspects were arrested for the case and charged under the country's Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substance Law. - Eleven Media Group/ANN

YANGON: Myanmar authorities have seized 500kg of methamphetamine and 200kg of ketamine in a recent operation in eastern Myanmar, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control said on Wednesday (June 12).

Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotics police searched a vehicle in Kengtung township of the eastern Shan state last Saturday, and seized the drugs, the committee said.

The seized narcotics was approximately worth 5.7 billion kyats (about US$2.71 million), according to the committee.

Two suspects were arrested for the case and charged under the country's Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substance Law, it said. - Xinhua

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