YANGON, 31 Oct – A combined team
comprising members of the local intelligence unit and Hpa-an Anti-drug Squad,
acting on information, inspected two suspects, Pho Cho and Maung Hsan, near a
Chinese Temple on Okphotan Street in Thaton, on 20 September 2002. The
authorities found 653.20 grams of marijuana on Maung Hsan.
Thaton Police Station filed
lawsuits against Pho Cho, son of U Tun Shein of Theinseik village, Thaton
Township; and Maung Hsan, son of U Tun Kyi of the same village, under Sections
15/19(A)/21 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
On 23 September 2003, Thaton
District Court handed down 20 years’ imprisonment each on the two drug pushers
under the Section 19(a).
gets 11-year imprisonment sentence
1 Oct – Toungoo District Court on 8 August sentenced Thein Soe, a drug
trafficker, to 11 years in prison under Section 19 (A) of Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances Law.
A combined team comprising
members of local intelligence unit and local police force in Toungoo on 12
February 2003 seized 2.776 kilos of marijuana hidden in his house.
In connection with the case,
Thein Soe, son of U Maung Maung, of Htihlaing Ward-1, Toungoo, was charged with
pushing drugs by Toungoo No 2 Police Station.