Seizures of Narcotic Drugs

From 18 September 1988 to 31 December 1998, the Tatmadaw, Myanmar Police Force and the Customs Department made the following seizures:

(a) Opium: A total of 28385.891 kilos of opium was seized in 6621 cases. The seizures are shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

(b) Heroin: Seizures in this category amount to 4125.3104 kilos in 17995 cases. The seizures are shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

(c) Marijuana: A total of 6606.2350 kilos of marijuana was seized in 5958 cases, as shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

(d) Phensedyl: 33807.8114 litres of phensedyl were seized in 2282 cases, as shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

(e) Stimulants: Seizure of Amphetamine tablets begin in 1996. During 1996, 1997 and 1998 a total of 26961843 tablets was seized in 244 cases as shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

(f) Acetic Anhydride and other chemical solution: 13829.61 gallons of acetic anhydride which is mainly used in heroin refining were seized in 44 offences and 43003.345 gallons of other chemical solutions were seized in 42 offences as shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

Seizures of Narcotic Drugs by the Tatmadaw Military Operation;

The Tatmadaw which is one of the anti-drug units made the following seizures;

(a)
Opium refinery: From 1989 to 31 December 1998, total of 98 refineries were uncovered and destroyed. Seizures made in this respect are illustrated in the following bar graph on yearly basis:

 

(b) Opium: A total of 12008.073 kilos of opium was seized, as shown on yearly basis in the bar graph given below:

 

(c) Heroin: Seizures in this category amount to 1475.8868 kilos as shown In the bar graph given below on yearly basis:

 

(d) Marijuana: Seizures in this category amount to 435.1851 kilos as shown in the bar graph below on yearly basis:

 

(e) Phensedyl: 1563.1 liters were seized as shown in the bar graph given below on yearly basis: 

 

(f) Stimulants: Amphetamine tablets totalling 608313 were seized, such seizures being recorded between 1996, 1997 and 1998 only. There are no record of previous seizures.

(g)
Acetic Anhydride and other chemical solutions: A total of 5385.24 gallons of Acetic Anhydride which is used in heroin refining, and 29025.98 gallons of other chemical solutions were seized as shown in the bar graph below on yearly basis:

 

Setting Ablaze of Seized Drugs

Drugs seized froml990 to December 31,1998 were set ablaze 12 times in Yangon, and the details are as shown below:

(a) Opium 16500.117 Kilos
(b) Heroin 2860.087 Kilos
(c) Morphine 158.524 Kilos
(d) Opium oil 118.336 Kilos
(e) Liquid opium 131.196 Kilos
(f) Marijuana 4385.382 Kilos
(g) Phensedyl 28025.549 liters
(h) Injection
(containing opium)
1405 ampoules
(i) Cough syrups
(containing llarcotics)
942.195 litres
(j) Stimulants 8127864 tablets

Destruction of Narcotic Drugs by National Races in Border Areas

The national races enthusiastically collaborated in Anti-Narcotics campaign, destroying poppy fields, opium refineries and narcotic drugs in border areas, The details are shown given below:

(a) Poppy fields 7,836 acres
(b) Opium Refinery  21 Nos
(c) Narcotic Drugs
-Opium 3,122.283 kilos
-Heroin 405.905 kilos
-Morphine 245.76 kilos
-Phensedyl 689.75 litre
-Inferior opium 59.472
(d) Stimulants  715,492 tablets
(e) Chemicals
-Acetic Anhydride  4,159.0 gallons
-Hydrochloric Acid 291.5 gallons
-Sulfuric Acid 232.5 gallons
-Lysol 298.73 gallons
-Ammonium chloride  2,261.02 kilos
-Sodium carbonate 5,150.0 kilos
-Bone charcoal 59.472 kilos


Destruction of Poppy Fields

Destruction of poppy fields was effected between 1988 and 31 December 1997 as per table below:

Year

Acres Destroyed

Tonnage Destroyed

1988-89      211.35    0.93
1989-90      287.36    1.26
1990-91    2157.74    9.49
1991 -92 1 0446.14  45.96
1992-93      396.45    1.74
1993-94    2571.92   11.31
1994-95    8179.50   35.99
1995-96    4787.94   21.06
1996-97    7643.63   33.63
1997-98 44479.352 195.71
1998-99  1317.947     5.75
Total 82469.329 362.83

The yield is calculated 4.4 kilos per acre.

Secretary-1 Ministers, Diplomats, Military Attaches and journalists attending the destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs by setting afire.

Seized narcotic drugs being destroyed by fire.


Seized narcotic drugs being inspected by Diplomats, Military Attaches, personnel of the UN Agencies and local and foreign journalists.

Confiscation of Drugs, Related Property and Capital

The Property Examination Committee, which was formed for the purpose of scrutinizing capital as well as moveable/immovable property from drug-related offences in accordance with the 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, confiscated property valued at K' 96338373 from 1993 to 31 December, 1998.

Law Enforcement Personnel's Promotion, Reward and Punishment

With a view to carrying out the Anti-Narcotic campaigns widely and successfully, the personnel from Myanmar Police Force, those who had rendered stirring services to the country were rewarded deservedly while legal actions were taken against those who had breached the rules and regulations in their services. From 1988 to 31December 1998, 84 officers and 138 other ranks were promoted, 231 officers and 407 other ranks were rewarded. Similarly, 21 officers and 37 other ranks were dismissed, and 22 officers and 17 other ranks were demoted and transfered, and 14 officers and 11 other ranks were reprimanded, and 2 officers were forced to retire.

Legal poppy plantations being destroyed by the members of Tatmadaw, People's Police Force and local people.

Seized narcotic drugs and stimulants.

Seizure of drugs traffickers together with narcotic drugs.


Destruction of seized Phensedyl bottles by rollers.

Seized narcotic drugs and equipment used in manufacturing of stimulants.


Seizure of drug traffickers, together with their narcotic drugs.

Seizure of drug traffickers, together with precursor chemicals and narcotic drugs.