Authorities seize narcotics

14 October 2019
Authorities seize narcotics
Illegal drugs before sit on display before a destruction ceremony held to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Yangon. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar authorities seized a haul of narcotics including ICE and stimulant tablets in Myanmar's Yangon region in single day, Xinhua reported.

On Saturday, 1.04 kilograms of methamphetamine (ICE) worth over 104 million kyats (69,333 U.S. dollars), 45 stimulant tablets and related materials were confiscated in Mayangone township of Yangon, 4,000 stimulant tablets were seized from two motorcycles in Htantabin township of Yangon region, 124,200 stimulant tablets worth 621 million kyats (414,000 U.S. dollars), on Shwebo-Myitkyina road in Indaw township, Sagaing region, and 50,000 stimulant tablets were found on a motorcycle, in Mong Yawng township, Shan state.

A total of nine suspects have been charged.