raided in Lashio
5 April � A combined team
comprising local Tatmadawmen, members of local intelligence unit and Myanma
Police Force, acting on information, raided an opium refinery in the ravine on
the north-west of Tawnay Village, Lashio Township in Shan State (North) on 17
March and found four ownerless huts which were used in heroin-refining, 1068.11
litres of spirit, 363.68 litres of hydrochloric acid, 9.87 litres of acetic
anhydride, 204.3 litres of Lysol, 400 kilos of ammonium chloride, 400 kilos of
charcoal, 75 flasks and 20 other equipment used in refining drugs.
On 18 March, the
team continued searching near the camp and found ownerless 327.312 litres of
hydrochloric acid and 7000.84 litres of spirit. The police station concerned has
taken action over the seizure.