Tons of Seized Narcotic Drugs were destroyed as the enhancement of Myanmar Anti-Narcotic Drugs measures

Approximately 15 tons of assorted narcotic drugs were destroyed in Yangon on 23rd June 2000. The total value is estimated to be US $ 1.34 billion at Hong Kong Street Prices.

This is the fourteenth occasion on which seized narcotic drugs have been publicly destroyed and up to now., altogether (45) tons & (31495)litres of narcotic drugs have been destroyed since 1990, as part of the Myanmar Government ongoing campaign to totally eradicate narcotic drugs. The Myanmar Government has Proclaimed the prevention and protection against the menace of narcotic drugs as a national task, for it is without doubt, the common enemy of mankind.

The burning and destruction of narcotic drugs was witnessed by high-ranking Government and Military Officials headed by Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt.Gen Khin Nyunt, the international community in Yangon consisting of ambassadors, diplomats, military attaches, representatives of UN agencies, foreign and local correspondents and invited guests.

Police Major General Soe Win, Secretary of the CCDAC made a statement clarifying Myanmar Government's position and commitment, to combat the menace of narcotic drugs. Full speech is attached as annex.

The fourteenth destruction of seized narcotic drugs was followed by a press conference where CCDAC Central Committee members replied to questions raised by foreign and local correspondents.