Post Independence Era

The Era of the Burma Socialist Programme Party Government

       To effectively combat the scourge of narcotic drugs, the Fourth Session of the First Pyithu Hluttaw (Parliament) held on 28 October 1975 passed a resolution to enable the entire populace to participate in the combat against drug abuse as a national endeavour.

       In accordance with the above resolution, and as approved by the 47th meeting of the Cabinet of 2 December 1975, the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs issued Notification No. 18 on 3 February 1976 to form the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control at the central level and working committees at State, Division and Township levels.

       Subsequently, on 8 February 1985, and in accordance with the Notification No. 1/85 of the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs, organizations were restructured and their responsibilities and duties were revised.

Tatmadaw Operations to Combat Narcotic Drugs

       In order to cooperate with the international community in eradicating the problem of narcotic drugs, the Government of the Union of Myanmar promulgated laws and regulations in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Drug Conventions. At the same time, the government through its Tatmadaw operations fought the insurgent groups who were cultivating, producing and trafficking drugs in the border areas. In addition to its regular operations, the Tatmadaw launched special operations against the insurgents under Operation Mohein from phase one to twelve, and Operation Taung Yan Shin from phase one to four. Operation Taung Hteik Pan was launched from 10 December 1977 to 30 April 1978, and Operation Aung Moe Hein from 4 September 1978 to 3 October 1978. These narcotic drugs suppression operations were carried out as a military operation duty of the Tatmadaw.

1- Moe Hein Military Operations

    2- Nga-Ye-Pan Military Operations

          3- Taung Yan Shin Military Operations