Myanmar Seizes Crystal Meth, Arrests Suspects

Myanmar Seizes Crystal Meth, Arrests Suspects

YANGON, May 17 (NNN-MNA) – Myanmar authorities seized 251 kg of crystal meth, in the former capital, Yangon, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, said.

They also arrested 18 suspects in connection with the case, the committee said, in a press release yesterday.

The drugs, worth more than 3.35 million U.S. dollars, were found in a car in Yangon’s North Okkalapa township, on May 4. Two suspects were captured on the spot, and the rest were arrested in operations later.

The drugs were to be transported to Malaysia, said the release, adding that, police had filed cases against the suspects.

Further investigation in cooperation with Thailand and Malaysia was underway, it added.– NNN-MNA


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