Drugs Seizures

Heroin, opium seized in Phakant

YANGON, 12 Nov A 35 year old woman and a 28-year old man were arrested in a case in which 0.495 kilo of heroin and 2.939 kilos of opium were found in their possession.

A combined force of Tatmadaw men of the local battalion and members of Defence Services Intelligence unit and Myanmar Police Force acting on information at Janka village, Seikmu Villagetract, Phakant Township, Kachin State, on 18 October, found the two suspicious looking man and woman travelling on foot from Janka village to Whaykha village.

When the authorities made a search, they found the narcotic drugs in the possession of Ma Ah Phein, daughter of U Lauk Yan,of Ward 4,Whaykha village, Phakant Township, and Win Naing, son of U Kala.

Action has been taken against the two in accord with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.