Preliminary meeting held on Myanmar-Thai cooperation in drug control
YANGON, 19 Apr – A preliminary meeting on Myanmar-Thai cooperation in eradication of narcotic drugs and stimulants took place at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Home Affairs, this morning.
Present on the occasion were Minister for Home Affairs Col Tin Hlaing, and members of Law Enforcement Work Committee and officials of the Ministry of Defence and CCDAC Office.
They discussed preparations to pave the way for Myanmar-Thai representatives to discuss cooperation, in drug abuse control. preparations for Myanmar-Thai-Lao drug abuse control meeting and implementation of the resolutions passed by 42nd meeting of UN Drug Control Programme.
addresses 4th Ministerial Conference on Cooperation in Drug Abuse control
YANGON, 29 Apr –
Vice-Chairman of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control Minister for Progress
of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs Col Thein Nyunt
delivered an address at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Cooperation in Drug
Abuse Control among LPDR, Myanmar and Thailand on 27 April.
attended the meeting which was held at Siam City Hotel in Bangkok as the leader
of Myanmar delegation.
measures being taken by the three nations in eradicating the scourge narcotic,
solving the problem of stimulants tablets, rendering technical cooperation and
seeking international assistance.
He also elaborated
on Myanmar’s achievements in rooting out illicit drugs since the end of the
Third Ministerial Conference on Cooperation in Drug Abuse Control among LPDR,
Myanmar and Thailand held in Laos in 1997.
He said Myanmar has
seized 1,942.34 kilos of heroin, 22.8 million stimulant tablets 21.59 kilos of
crushed stimulants tablets, 7,597.96 kilos of ephedrine and 182,416.85 litres of
chemical liquids during the period.
The nation also
destroyed 52 opium refineries, nine chemical factories and 61,604.05 acres of
illegal poppy fields.
The seized drugs
were destroyed in the presence of diplomats of foreign missions in Yangon and
the people in Yangon. The nation has used over K 14.6 billion since 1989 in
rooting out illicit drugs.
eradication tasks must be harmoniously carried out by international countries.
Also present at the
meeting were Chairman of Narcotic Drugs Control Board of Thailand Deputy Prime
Minister Maj-Gen Sanan Kajomprasart, the Minister of Health and Chairman of
National Narcotic Drugs Control Commission of Laos Minister at the President’s
Office Mr Soubanh Srithirath.
Police Lt-Col Sit
Aye of CCDAC and Counselor of Myanmar Embassy in Thailand U Nyan Lin attended
the Senior Officials Meeting which was held on 26 April at the hotel.
back from Bangkok
YANGON, 29 Apr – The
Myanmar delegation led by Vice-Chairman of Central Committee for Drug Abuse
Control Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development
Affairs Col Thein Nyunt arrived back here from Thailand by air yesterday