99 bottles of pholcodine seized in Hopong
Yangon, 12 June
– A combined team comprising members of local intelligence unit, Taunggyi
Special Anti-Drug Squad and local police force, acting on a tip-off, searched
the mini-bus with number plates Da/9716 and Hilux with number plates Na/4290, en
route from Kengtung to Taunggyi at toll-gate in Hopong on 26 May.
The authorities seized 99 bottles of pholcodine liquid
weighing 98.5 litres hidden in the seven boxes from the Hilux. Action is being
taken against Ko Tun (a) Tun Khaung, 32, and Htay Hlaing, 27, sons of U Aung
Ngwe of No 13/267, Yadana Street, Seittathukha Ward, Shwenyaung and Pho Cho, 42,
son of U San of No 145, Shwewah Tun Street, Nyaung Shwe Hawgon Ward, Taunggyi,
under section 15/19 (A) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law by
Hopong Police Station.