9th Destruction of Narcotic Drugs Ceremony

9th Destruction of Narcotic Drugs Ceremony –
3rd March 1995 Yangon


  • Secretary-1 of the State Law
    and Order Restoration Council and members

  • Department Heads and Invited
  • Resident Representatives of UN
  • Representatives of the UN Drug
    Control Programme
  • Diplomats and Military
  • Foreign Media Personnel
  • Local Media Personnel
  • Invited Guest

    Report presentation By
    Pol. Col. Ngwe Soe Tun, Joint Secretary of Central Committee For Drug Abuse
    Control at The Eighth Destruction Of Narcotic Drugs Seized By Law
    Enforcement Agencies

    Esteemed Secretary-I and Members of the State Law and Order Restoration
    Council, Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Members of the Central Committee for
    Drug Abuse Control, Heads of Departments, Resident Representatives of United
    Nations Agencies, Members of the Crops of Diplomats, media personnel and
    invited guests;

    I am Police Colonel Ngwe See Tun, Director ol’the Narcotics Division,
    People’s Police Force, and I am presenting this report in my capacity as
    Joint Secretary of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control.

    Let me first convey our thanks, on behalf of the CCDAC, to all of you,
    for giving some of your valuable time to attend today’s significant
    occasion, at which narcotic drugs seized within the Union of Myanmar will be
    publicly destroyed for the ninth time. This occasion is even more auspicious
    as it is conducted as a gesture hailing the Golden Jubilee of the Armed
    Forces Day.

    Esteemed guests,

    Today’s report will be presented in three parts, the first of which will
    be by me. The second part, that is the Law Enforcement Portion, will be
    presented by Police Colonel Maung Niaung Than, Director of the Criminal
    Investigation Department and member of the Law Enforcement Sector. The third
    will be a special video documentary on the achievements of the State law and
    Order Restoration Council regarding drug abuse control in our country.

    Esteemed guests,

    The State Law and Order Restoration Council, since its taking up of state
    duties, has undertaken drug eradication measures according to the two-point
    National Strategy for Narcotic Drugs Control. The first strategic aim is to
    designate drug eradication and prevention activities as a national duty and
    to perform this duty with added momentum. The second is to gradually
    eliminate poppy cultivation by promoting the standard of living of the
    national races. The institution responsible for the achievement of these two
    strategic aims Is the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC). The
    CCDAC came into existence in 1975 in accordance with the Drug Law
    Promulgated in 1974. At that time there were nine sectors under the
    committee. In 1989. the State Law and Order Restoration Council reorganized
    the committee to meet the demands of time. Again. when the Narcotic Drugs
    and Psychotr(lpic Substances Law 1993 was enacted, the International
    Relations Sector was added to the nine existing sectors.

    Moreover. Supervisory groups were formed in states/divisions, district,
    and township levels, down to the ward/village tract level. The Central
    Committee was also expanded to 24 members, including two vice-chairmen. To
    achieve the first aim of’ the National Strategy, the CCDAC is operating in
    harmony with the ten working sectors as well as with the local bodies in
    demand reduction, supply reduction and international and regional

    Esteemed guests,

    The Law Enforcement Sector is being assigned to the Tatmadaw, the
    People’s Police Force (PPF) and the Customs Department. The PPF, in addition
    to its primary duties of ensuring the rule of law and prevalence of peace,
    is also performing duties in the field of drug control. The list of narcotic
    drugs and Psychotropic substances seized within the period 18 Sept 1988 and
    15 Feb 1995 is as Follows;

    12,598.40 kilo
    1,525,947 kilo
    126,195 kilo
    Opium Oil                            
    49.8636 kilo
    Liquid opium                        
    86.5292 kilo
    5,445.1748 kilo
    27,523,789 litres
    Acetic anhydride                  
    3,534.74 gallons and
    Other precursor chemicals     1,721.8 litres.

    In 23888 drug offences, 42638 male and 8032 female offenders were
    convicted, making a total 50670.