249 drug-related cases
exposed in March
Yangon, 14 May-The
Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Police Force and the Customs Department exposed 249
drug-related cases in March. The authorities seized 149.5665 kilos of opium in
52 cases, 9.9252 kilos of heroin in 94 cases, 0.1151 kilo of opium oil in one
case, 1.3687 kilos of low-grade opium in four cases, 32.5936 kilos of marijuana
in 20 cases, 19.38 litres of Phensedyl in six cases, 650,092 stimulant pills in
47 cases, 0.7369 kilo of Ephedrine in one case, 0.0005 kilo of stimulant powder
in one case, 9.8 litres of Acetic Anhydride, 11014.688 litres of chemical liquid
in one case, 2095 kilos of chemical powder, 20 cases for failure to register and
three other cases.
Action was taken against 360 persons’ 285 men and 75 women’s in
connection with 249 drug-related cases in March 2001.