Narcotic Drugs News
Workshop on Community Based Drug Demand Reduction Lessons from Projects on
Reducing Illicit Drug Use in the Highlands of East-Asia
National Workshop on Community Based Drug Demand Reduction Lessons
from Projects on Reducing Illicit Drug Use in the Highlands of East-Asia
jointly sponsored by Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control and the United
Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) under the MoU signed by six countries on
the project on drug control in the sub-region opened at Hotel Equatorial on
Alanpyaphaya Road on 6 January. Secretary of CCDAC Director-General of Myanmar
Police Force, Resident Representative of UNDCP and Adviser on Reducing Illicit
Drug Use Mr. Wayne Bazant made speeches. Projects on Reducing Illicit Drug Use
are being implemented from 1997 to 1999 in six villages in Muse Township in
Northern Shan State and Momauk Township in Kachin State. Advisers, experts and
departmental officials including project managers of UNDCP Regional Office in
Bangkok will discuss matters relating to Community Based Drug Demand Reduction.
The workshop continues on 7 January.
Destruction of Narcotic Drugs seized by Myanmar
The Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control will hold the Eleventh Destruction
of Narcotic Drugs seized by Myanmar Law Enforcement Agencies on the morning of
30th January 1997 in Yangon.
Over of Thai Bail Jumper in Drug Related Case.
Li Yun Ching a.k.a. as Pongsak Rojanasaksakul, a person who had taken on Thai
citizenship and who had been indicted on charges of drug trafficking in the
criminal Court of Justic, Thailand and who had subsequently been granted bail
amounting to baht 5 million by Deputy Chief Justice Somchai Udomyong, was
captured within the territory of the Union of Myanmar and detained by the
Allegations related to Narcotics Control
A Globe and Mail editorial (June 5, 1997) stated “This is a regime that
profits from drugs, prostitution and child labour” based on a previous
article published in the same paper by John Ralston Saul. However, it failed to
mention its own acknowledgment that John Ralston Saul’s article was in fact a
lecture delivered at a meeting of the “Canadian Friends of Burma” – a
pro-dissident, pro-opposition political organization that has never spoken or
written a positive word about the government of the Union of Myanmar. The
negative political campaign that this organization has been relentlessly waging
for some years is well-known and well-documented.
destruction ceremony in Kokang area of the Northern Shan State.
On the 16th of July in Northern Shan State in LAUKKAI a ceremony was held to
destroy the seized narcotic drugs. It is the 7th destruction of seized narcotic
drugs in Kokang area of the Northern Shan State. The destruction included :
783.13 kilos of opium, 64 blocks of heroin weighing 21.33 kilos, 15.26 kilos of
morphine, 92 gallons of liquid opium, 45 gallons of opium oil, 4.47 kilos of
opium precursor chemicals, 89 gallons of ether, 553 kilos of other chemicals
(powder), six liters of ammonium chloride and paraphernalia.
discuss Myanmar-Thai Joint narcotic drugs control program
Myanmar and Thai officials this morning sought means to reduce use of narcotic
drugs and to control HIV/AIDS on Myanmar-Thai border. They exchanged views on
laying down of plans and strategies and conducting joint operations in
implementing projects at Kyaington and Tachileik regions in Myanmar and Chiang
Mai and Maesai regions in Thailand.
Communique Issued on the Occasion of the State Visit to the Union of Myanmar of
His Excellency Fidel V Ramos, President of the Republic of the Philippines.
During the visit, the following Agreements and Memoranda were signed: a.
Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Commission of Bilateral Cooperation;
b. Trade Agreement; c. Memorandum of Agreement on Cooperation Against Illicit
Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Abuses.
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