Drug trafficker sentenced
12 Nov – A combined team comprising members of local intelligence unit and Bago
Anti-Drug Squad, acting on information, searched Cho Tu (a) Saw Tei Hlyan on the
Yangon-Mandalay Highway, near Hteene Gone Village, Toungoo Township and seized
735 grams of marijuana, at 3 pm on 24 June 2001. In connection with the case,
the Toungoo Police Station No 1 filed Cho Tu (a) Saw Tei Hlyan, 34, son of U
Baraung Ne of Thaung-thale Village, DaikU Township under Section 15/19(A) of
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Toungoo District Court handed
down 15 years’ imprisonment under Section 19 (A) of Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances Law on him on 27 November.
Drug trafficker gets life sentence
11 Dec – At 3.30 pm on 28 April 2001, a combined team comprising members of
local intelligence units and Tachilek special anti-drug squad, acting on
information, searched the house of Ma Nan Sein of Makahokham Ward in Tachilek
and seized 390,000 stimulant tablets hidden under the bed. In connection with
the case, the Tachilek Police Station filed Ma Nan Sein, 41, daughter of U Thein
Aung under Section 15/19 (A) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
The Tachilek District Court handed down 5 years’ imprisonment under Section 15
and life sentence under Section 19(A) on her on 22 October.
200 drug-related cases exposed in October
angon, 5 Dec – The
Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Police Force and the Customs Department exposed 200
drug-related cases in October 2001. Among the seizures were 7.0866 kilos of
opium in 14 cases, 0.7218 kilo of heroin in 68 cases, 1.1925 kilos of opium oil
in three cases, 8.2816 kilos of low-grade opium in 11 cases, 25.0821 kilos of
marijuana in 21 cases, 51.95 litres of phensedyl in three cases, 9,592,412
stimulant tablets in 53 cases, 111.3 kilos of Ephedrine in two cases, 0.005 kilo
of stimulant powder in one case, 7.5 litres of cough syrup in one case, six
kilos of caffeine in one case, 472.784 litres of Acetic Anhydride, 4734.684
litres of chemical liquid in one case, 66.5 kilos of chemical powder, 86 other
tablets, 17 cases for failure to register and four other cases. Action was taken
against 321 persons 250 men and 71 women in connection with 200 drug-related
cases in October 2001.
Drug traffickers sentenced
angon, 5 Dec – A
combined team comprising members of local intelligence unit and Bago Special
Anti-drug Squad, acting on information, searched Ma Mya Oo, Ma Shwe Kyi and Ma
Tin Ngwe, who were on board the bus with the number plate 4-Kha/5480 en route
from Toungoo at Polan Check Point in Bago at 1 pm on 18 November 2000. The
authorities seized 8.25 kilos of marijuana kept in their leather bag and basket.
The police station concerned filed Ma Mya Oo, 32, daughter of U Tun Ngwe of
Theingone Village in Htantabin Township, Ma Shwe Kyi, 36, daughter of U Aung Gyi
and Ma Tin Ngwe, 38, daughter of U Maung Sein under section 15/19 (A)/21 of
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. The Bago District Court on 23
November 2001 handed down 13 years’ imprisonment each on them under section 19
(A) of the Law.