Opium seized in Phakant

Heroin seized at Yangon International Airport

YANGON, 29 Oct Heroin weighing 5.05 kilos was seized from two passengers bound for Bangkok by Thai Airways TG-306 flight at Yangon International Airport yesterday evening.

Members of the Defence Services Intelligence airport security force made a search on the two suspicious looking men from among the passengers bound for Bangkok by the plane at the Departure Lounge at 7 pm and found the heroin concealed on the body of one.

The authorities on security duty at the airport found the heroin packed in seven packets from Mr Ng Chiong Beng, 31, holding passport No S-6904899 D.

His accomplice Mr Soh Ban Chuan, 26, holding passport No S-7344892 A was also arrested in connection with the case. Action has been taken against the two traffickers in accord with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.