412 drug-related cases exposed in April
ANGON, 26 May Members of the Tatmadaw and Myanmar Police Force and personnel of Customs Department exposed 412 drug-related cases in April 1999.
The authorities seized 239.0164 kilos of opium in 23 cases, 52.6285 kilos of heroin in 173 cases, 4.192 kilos of marijuana in 51 cases, 43.42 litres of
Phensedyl in 10 cases, 2.6141 kilos of low-grade opium in 12 cases, 22.5156 kilos of opium oil in two cases, 24.1 kilos of brown opium, 4,828,255 stimulant tablets in 46 cases, 564.2835 kilos of ephedrine in seven cases, 0.195 kilos of stimulant powder, 279.5 kilos of soda, 8.064 litres of cough syrup in six cases, 0.124 kilos of chemical powder, 8
kilos of phenylacetic acid in one case, 127.4 litres of acetic anhydtide, 7,500.9 litres of ether in four cases, 6,628.44 litres of chemical liquid, 67 cases for failure to register and ten other cases.
Action was taken against 562 persons-468 men and 94 women, according to the law.