YANGON, 12 May


traffickers get jail terms


12 May —A combined team comprising members of local intelligence unit and

Tachilek Special Anti-drug squad, acting on a tip-off, on 13 October searched

the house of Aik Sam, son of U Aik Oun, in Panhat Village, Mongko village-tract,

Tachilek, and seized 300 stimulant tablets.

Tachilek District Court on 4

February sentenced five years imprisonment and 14 years imprisonment to drug

trafficker Aik Sam to serve separately under Section 15 and 19 (A) of Narcotic

Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, the combined team on

12 November seized 1,400 stimulant tablets from Arhwar near Talot Market in

Tachilek. He confessed that he received the tablets from Aiksae (a) Arsein.

In connection with the case,

Tachilek Police Station charged Arhwar, son of U Yan Chun Kaing, and Arsein, son

of U Aik Lwun, under Section 15/19 (A) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic

Substances Law.

Tachilek District Court on 6

February sentenced Arhwar to five years’ imprisonment and 15 years’ imprisonment

to serve separately and Arsein to five years under Section 15 and 15 years under

Section 19(A) to serve separately.