of illegal poppy plantations destroyed
30 Nov – A combined team comprising members of Local Intelligence Unit and Local
Police Unit on 29 and 30 October, 2003, made a field tour in Nyaungshwe and
found 1.8 acres of blooming poppy plantation near the index of map RL-644485 and
RL-585482 in Nantat village, Sanpyin village-tract, Nyaungshwe and destroyed
them. Similarly, the combined team destroyed 3 acres of poppy plantation near
the index of map RL-316318 in Saka (East) village, Tounghtipwa village-tract,
Panloung. The illegal poppy plantation secretly grown in valleys and gorges were
exposed and destroyed by combined teams. In 2003-2004 poppy cultivation season,
a total of 2114.17 acres of poppy plantation-2098.6 acres in Shan State (South),
12.57 acres in Shan State (East) and 3 acres in Kachin State were destroyed.
officials discuss drug elimination
28 Nov – The Senior Officials Meeting between Myanmar and China on Drugs Control
Cooperation was held at the Regina Hotel in Tachilek, Shan State (East), on 26
Present on the occasion were the
18-member Myanmar delegation led by Director-General of Myanmar Police Force
Brig-Gen Khin Yi, and the 14-member Chinese delegation led by Deputy General
Secretary of the National Narcotic Drugs Control Commission of the People’s
Republic of China Mr Wang Qianrong.
The meeting focused on
information exchange, conducting courses in bilateral narcotic drugs control
sector and China’s assistance in Myanmar’s poppy-substitute crops cultivation
sector. In the afternoon, both sides made a study tour of the surrounding areas
of the town.
Accompanied by Secretary of the
Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control MPF Director-General Brig-Gen Khin Yi,
the Chinese guests made an excursion tour of Mongyun yesterday morning. In the
afternoon, the guests visited Wan Hong Agriculture and Livestock Breeding
Integrated Farm in Wa Special Region. During the tour, local Wa nationals and
officials briefed the guests on progress of regional development. Later in the
afternoon, the guests left for home via Mongla.
210 drug cases
exposed, 289 culprits arrested in October
27 Nov – The Tatmadaw, Myanmar Police Force and the Customs Department exposed
210 drug related cases in October 2003.
Seizures made by them were
19.3158 kilos of opium in 30 cases, 4.4816 kilos of heroin in 54 cases, 10.2546
kilos of opium oil in four cases, 0.9788 kilo of low grade opium in 17 cases,
5.6341 kilos of marijuana in 15 cases, 13 litre of Phensedyl in two cases,
61,068 stimulant tablets and 0.0721 kilo of stimulant powder in 50 cases, 0.0882
kilo of speciosa in two cases, 20 bottles of Byuprenophine injection in one
case, 136.382 litre of chemical liquid in one case, 27 cases for failure to
register, and seven other cases.
Seizures made by the Tatmadaw
battalions and units were 1.45 kilos of opium in one case, 0.9 kilo of heroin in
one case, six litre of Phensedyl in one case, and 136.382 litre of chemical
liquid in one case.
Seizure made by MPF were 17.8658
kilos of opium in 29 cases, 3.5816 kilos of heroin in 53 cases, 10.2546 kilos of
opium oil in four cases, 0.9788 kilo of low grade opium in 17 cases, 5.6341
kilos of marijuana in 15 cases, seven litre of Phensedyl in one case, 61,068
stimulant tablets in 50 cases, 0.0721 kilo of stimulant powder, 0.0882 kilo of
speciosa in two cases, 20 bottles of Byuprenophine injection in one case, 27
cases for failure to register, and seven other cases.
Action was taken against 289
culprits- 234 men and 55 women- in 210 drug cases in October, 2003.
On 25 October, local
anti-narcotic drug squad, acting on a tip-off, searched the house of Hongze of
Homon Ward, Muse, and discovered 16,000 stimulant tablets. Muse police station
filed him under the Narcotic Drugs Law.
Similarly, the anti-narcotic drug
squad on 31 October seized 10.2 kg of opium oil and 0.0012 kg of heroin in
Lashio. In connection with the case, action is being taken against Twan Sein
Htan of No 52, Dhammayeiktha Road, Region-19, Ward-5, Lashio, and his brother
Twan Sein Su by No 1 Lashio Police Station.
Myanmar-Thailand Senior Officials Meeting on Drug Law Enforcement Cooperation
held in Taunggyi
11 Nov – The 8th Myanmar-Thailand Senior Officials Meeting on Drug Law
Enforcement Cooperation was held at Aye Thar Yar Golf Resort Hotel, Taunggyi in
Shan State at 9 am today. Present on the occasion were Myanmar delegation led by
Secretary of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control Director-General of
Myanmar Police Force Brig-Gen Khin Yi, Thai delegation led by Secretary-General
of ONCB Police Maj-Gen Chidchai Vanasatidya and heads of department.
At the meeting, the two sides
discussed matters on drug seizures in the two countries, measures taken for the
15-year drug elimination plan in Myanmar, assistance provided by Yongkha project
of Thailand, destruction of poppy seeds and prevention of poppy cultivation
according to New Destiny Project, decreasing of cultivation and production of
poppy according to data collected by the United States of America and UNODC.
Moreover, they also discussed drug control and prevention, development of
poppy-substitute and future tasks. Similar meeting at low level was held on 10