traffickers get jail terms
29 Feb – Taunggyi special anti-drug squad in cooperation with the local police
force and intelligence unit, acting on information, on 3 July 2003 searched the
house of Sai Tun Sar in Konkham Village, Hsihseng Township, and seized 5,800
Local police station filed Sai
Tun Sar, son of U Maung Nyunt, Sai San, son of U Shwe Kyaung of the same village
and Sai Shwe Oo, son of U San Chone in Panglong Township, under section 15/ 19
(A) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. On 22 December 2003
Taunggyi District Court sentenced 20 years’ imprisonment each to them under the
Similarly, acting on a tip-off, a
combined team comprising members of Thaketa Township police force and local
intelligence unit on 19 February 2003 discovered 42.3882 g of marijuana from Myo
Zaw Tun and Maung Myo.
In connection with the case,
action was taken against Myo Zaw Tun, son of U Tin Tun, and Maung Myo, son U
Myat Thu, of Thaketa Township by the township Police Station under section 15/19
(A) of Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
On 26 January, 2004, District
Court handed down Myo Zaw Tun to 20 years’ imprisonment and Hla Myo to 25 years’
imprisonment under the law.
14 Feb – A combined team including members of local intelligence unit, Mandalay
Special Anti-drug Squad and No 9 Police Station, after a tip-off, searched a
suspect, Tun Tun, on 36th Street between 82nd and 83rd Streets in Yadana East
Ward, Maha Aung Myay Township, Mandalay, on 14 June 2003, and arrested him
together with 2.85 kilos of raw opium. In connection with the case, Mandalay No
8 Police Station took action against Tun Tun, son of U San Tun of 83rd Street in
Aung Myay Thazan Township under section 15/19(A) of Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances Law. Mandalay District Court sentenced him to 25 years
in prison under section 19 (A) on 23 January 2004. Likewise, A combined team
including members of local intelligence unit and Bago Special Anti-drug Squad,
acting on information, searched a suspect, Maung Zaw, at Shwe Nadi Restaurant on
Yangon-Mandalay Highway in Yeni on 23 September 2003, and arrested him along
with 1.633 kilos of marijuana. In connection with the case, Myo Hla Police
Station took action against Maung Zaw, son of U Mya Khaing of Hayman Village
Thitkyein Village-tract, Lewe Township, under section 15/19(A) of Narcotic Drugs
and Psychotropic Substances Law. Taungoo District Court sentenced him to 15
years’ imprisonment under section 19 (A) and 4 years’ imprisonment under section
15 to serve separately on 1 January 2004.
4 Feb – A combined team comprising members of the local intelligence unit and
the Criminal Investigation Department, acting on information, searched the house
of Moe Kyaw (a) Sony of Ward 3 in Hmawby on 16 May 2002. A total of 87.71 grams
of marijuana were seized there, but house owner Moe Kyaw was on the run. Later,
Hmawby Police Station filed a lawsuit against him under Sections 15/19(A)/23 of
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Further investigation into the
case led to the capture of Moe Kyaw, son of U Kyi, on 6 February 2003. The case
was later handed to Yangon North District Court, which handed down indefinite
imprisonment on him on 24 December 2003 under Sections 19(A)/23. In a similar
action, members of Hline Township Police Station, on a tip-off, searched the
house of Ma Khin Myat Myat Swe at Room-1204 of Parami Condominium, Ward 16,
Hline Township, on 12 May 2003. The authorities found Ma Khin Myat Myat Swe and
Tun Aung together with 348 stimulant tablets bearing letters ‘WY’ at the house.
Lawsuit was filed against Ma Khin
Myat Myat Swe, daughter of U Ye Than Win, and Tun Aung, son of U Maung Tin of
Muse by the police station concerned under Sections 15/19(A)/21 of Narcotic
Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
On 12 December 2003, Yangon North District Court handed down 20 years’
imprisonment to Ma Khin Myat Myat Swe, and 25 years’ imprisonment to Tun Aung.