Drugs Seizures

5.696 kilos of heroin seized from three foreigners

YANGON, 9 Nov – Twenty-five packets of heroin weighing 5.696 kilos were seized from three foreigners at the Yangon International Airport on 5 November.

At noon on 5 November, a team comprising members of Defence Service Intelligence and members of Airport Security Unit saw three suspicious looking foreigners among the passengers, who were leaving for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-741, in the departure lounge of the airport terminal.

The authorities found that the suspects were citizens of Singapore, and they seized 13 packets of heroin weighing 2.984 kilos from Mr Peck Guan Hock, 39, (Passport S- 1447382 C), 12 packets of heroin weighing 2.712 kilos from Mr Goh Engjoo, 26, (Passport S-7303890 A) and arrested them.

The authorities also arrested Mr Chuaeng Yeow, 31, (Passport S-6833758 E), for collaboration with the traffickers in carrying the drug.

Action is being taken against the three under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.