Myanmar and China stepping up efforts to take drug control
measures Chinese heroin traffickers exposed and handed over to China
Official Meeting at Min Zin
Members of delegations inspect logs on which holes
were drilled to traffic on heroin
Yangon, 25 April
– The Government is combating narcotic drugs as a national duty, especially
taking drug abuse control measures along the border. The Myanmar-China
information exchange programmd is achieving considerable success. On 5 April
2002, 354.15 kilograms of heroin were seized in Gwandaung Province, China. With
regard to that case, the officials of the Drug Control Commission of China came
to meet with leaders of Wa national race in Panghsan, Special Region-2, Shan
State (North). As the culprits who trafficked in heroin are in hiding in Wa
region, the officials discussed mutual cooperation in exposing and arresting
them. Wa national race leader U Pauk Yu Chan reported the matter to the
Government and agreed to the cooperation plan.
Twelve culprits including main culprit Wan Kyu Kwan from Hong Kong in
with seizer of 354,15 kilos of heroin in Gwandaung Province, China,
over to officials of China
The joint investigation of the Wa
national race group and the Chinese Drug Control Commission led to the arrest of
three culprits including one Chinese woman at the Lanchee Hotel in Panghsan on 5
April. On 8 April, two Chinese were captured dead in the jungle near Namlinson
Village, Panghsan. Eight culprits were captured alive. The main culprit called
Wan Kyu Kwan from Hong Kong was arrested at Panku Village, Panghsan, on 9 April.
The 12 culprits were handed over to the officials of China to be able to conduct
further investigation. Together with them, three handguns, eight cellular phones
used in China, three vehicles and 217 logs used in trafficking in heroin were
Arms and Ammunition, vehicles and cellular Phones used by
A delegation led by member of the Central Committee for Drug
Abuse Control Lt-Col San Pwint, a Wa national race delegation led by U Pauk Yu
Chan of Special Region-2 and a Chinese delegation led by Director-General of
Yunnan Province Drug Control Committee of the Chinese Drug Control Commission Mr
Chain Ho Shwin and Director of Beijing National Drug Control Commission Mr Tein
Min discussed cooperation in drug control at the Minzin Hotel in Panghsan from
10 to 11 am on 21 April. They exchanged information regarding the case.
Logs in which holes were drilled to traffic
discussed cooperation in arresting the Chinese culprits at large. In the
afternoon, they went to the house used by drug traffickers, and inspected logs
on which holes were drilled to carry heroin. They also inspected arms and
ammunition, vehicles, cellular phones and documents. The drug traffickers
carried heroin by putting it in the holes with three-inch diameter and
three-foot length drilled on the logs which were then mixed with other logs.
Afterwards, the delegations from the two countries left Panghsan for Hsonwo
Village by car. They studied progress in combing the areas in search of the
Chinese culprits by Wa national race group and village militia units. The
delegations from the two countries are still working together to arrest them.
In combating narcotic drugs, Myanmar and China signed an
agreement on drugs and control of precursor chemicals used in producing drugs in
January 2001. To exchange information across the border, border liaison offices
were opened in Chinshwehaw and Bhamo in April 2001. In August 2001, four nations
Myanmar, China, Thailand and Laos issued the Beijing Declaration.
Members of delegation studying progress in combing the areas in search of the
Chinese culprits at large
The exchange of information between Myanmar and China
resulted in the arrest of Tan Shauk Lin, a drug culprit from China, in Muse in
2001 and the man was handed over to China. In addition, Shan Chauk Mein, a
culprit mainly implicated in drug trafficking in China, was arrested in Muse.
Lyo Min, a drug culprit from China, was captured dead after exchange of fire in
January 2002. The officials of Myanmar and China are stepping up their efforts
to take drug control measures along the border.