Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the President Press Release No 37/2019

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Republic of the Union of Myanmar


Office of the President


Press Release No 37/2019


2nd Waxing of Thadingyut, 1381 ME


(30 September 2019)


Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information


1. In order to prevent and eradicate the dangers of narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs, the Office of the President has formed the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on 26 June 2018 to systematically accept and respond to reports on drug abuses and other related cases from the general public.

2. With orders from the Office of the President, the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department relayed information on reports on drug-related offenses up to 28 September 2019 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

Sr

Nature of report

Details on seizure and legal action taken

1

Information received of Mya Ghe and Than Zaw Moe, his son, who live in Myothit Kalay Village, Hopin Township, Kachin State, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 27 September 2019, police searched the house of Mya Ghe, 52, son of U San Pe, who lives in Myothit Kalay Village, Hopin Township, and arrested him together with ‘88/1’ stimulant tablets. His son, Than Zaw Moe, 24, absconded from there.

A case has been opened them with NaMaSa (Hopin) MaYa(pa)57/2019 under Section 16(c), 20(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

2

Information received of Budid, Thein Htaik and Ko Oo who live in Yadana Mahnaung Ward, Meiktila Township, Mandalay Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 23 September 2019, police searched the house of Budid (a) Tun Zaw Thein, 29, son of U Bo Nu (a) Nu Win, who lives in Yadana Mahnaung Ward, Meiktila Township, and found him accompanied by Thein Htaik, 36, son of U Hla Han, who lives in Aungzayya Ward, Ko Oo (a) Ko Ko Oo, 25, son of U Thein Win who lives in Wunzin Ward. Police seized ‘88/1’ stimulant tablets from them.

A case has been opened them with MaMaSa(Meiktila) MaPa (pa)29/2019 under Section 16(c), 20(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3

Information received of Zaw Myo Naing who lives in Panlin Village, Mogok Township, Mandalay Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 27 September 2019, police searched the house of Zaw Myo Naing, 31, son of U Khin Maung, who lives in Panlin Village, Mogok Township, and arrested him together with stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened him with MaMaSa (Mogok)MaYa (Pa)114/2019 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4

Information received of Chit Ko Latt who lives in No 69 Ward, Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 22 September 2019, police inspected a motorcycle at Shwe Hninsi Street, No 25 Ward, Dagon Myothit (south) Township. It was ridden by Chit Ko Latt, 40, son of U Than Tun, who lives in No 9 Ward, Dagon Seikkan Township, and Min Ko Naing, 21, son of U Win Naing, who lives in No 18 Ward, Dagon Myothit (south) Township, and arrested them together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened them with MaMaSa (South dagon) MaYa(pa)77/2019 under Section 16(c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

5

Information received of Zin Min Htaik (a) Pyaunggyi who lives in Ngakhonmasan Village, Twantay Township, Yangon Region, and Angelay who lives in ‘Beauty Village’ beauty parlour, Kanthaya Ward, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 26 September 2019, police arrested Zin Min Htaik (a) Pyaunggyi, 30, son of U Maung Gyi, who lives in Ngakhonmasan Village together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets at the Baunddawgyoke junction, Twantay Tsp.

Acting on a tip-off, police searched the house of Thaik Tun (a) Angelay, 38, son of U Ohn Hlaing, who lives in ‘Beauty Village’ beauty parlour, Kanthaya Ward. Police did not found narcotic drugs.
A case has been opened them with MaMaSa(Twantay) MaPa (pa)6/2019 under Section 19(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

6

Information received of Nga Phyone (a) Maung Phyone who lives in Moekaungoo Village, Momeik Township, Shan State (north), distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 25 September 2019, police searched the house of Nga Phyone (a) Maung Phyone, 38, son of U Pwa, who lives in Moekaungoo Village, Momeik Township, and arrested him together with heroin.

A case has been opened him with MaMaSa(Momeik) MaYa(pa)72/2019 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

7

Information received of Aung Ko Myat who lives in 5th street, No 14 Ward, Danubyu Township, Ayeyawady Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 22 September 2019, police inspected a motorcycle on the road of Danubyu Yangon, near Yaytwingon Village, Danubyu Township. It was ridden by Aung Ko Myat, 40, son of U Tin Aung, who lives in 5th street, No 14 Ward, Danubyu Township and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets. Acting on a tip-off, police searched the house of Ko Thet (a) Thet Hlaing Tun, 26, son of U Tin Aung, who lives in Thawbany Street, No 4 Ward, and arrested him together with implements used for narcotic drugs.

A case has been opened them with MaMaSa (Danubyu) MaYa(pa)3/2019 under Section 16(c), 20(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

8

Information received of Daw Zin Mar Kyaw who lives in Myatheintan Ward, Wakema Township, Ayeyawady Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 27 September 2019, police searched the house of Daw Zin Mar Kyaw, 45, daughter of U Kyaw Win, who lives in Myatheintan Ward, Wakema Township, and found her accompanied by Zaw Win Htut, 19, son of U Thant Zaw Lin, and Ma Hnin Yee Cho, 32, daughter of U Myo Chit who live in the same Ward, Htin Zaw Htet, 21, son of U Thein Aye who lives in No 8 Ward, Pathein Township, and Min Thant Naung, 21, son of U Ko Ko Hlaing, who lives in Aungchantha Ward, Nyaunglaybin Tsp, Bago Region. Police seized ‘WY’ stimulant tablets from them.
A case has been opened them with MaMaSa(Wakema)MaPa (pa)3/2019under Section 16(c), 20(a) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.


3. Out of the information sent to the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department, so far a total of 769 cases have been opened files as of 28 September 2019. A total of 1200 people, including 1014 men and 186 women had been arrested with 6949.1584 g of heroin, 1318.72 g of ICE, 39776.95 g of opium, 329.6 g of low-quality opium, 19809.27 g of speciosa powder, 7833.19 g of speciosa, 2.5 liters of liquid speciosa, 341408 stimulant tablets, 8363.22 g of marijuana, 0.1 liters of opium tincture, 513.26 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 29.15 g of crushed stimulant tablet powder, 0.001 g of crushed ecstasy powder, 18 firearms, different kinds of 257 cartridges and one grenade. Efforts for fighting the drug trafficking has been stepped up and the department will report on further exposed cases.

4. To seize further drugs and to arrest drugs dealers, people are urged to inform the Ministry of Home Affairs, region and state governments and to inform huge cases of drug trafficking and other suspicious cases directly to the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department of the Office of the President via following contact numbers:

Contacts:

Landline No.

—067-590200

Fax Phone No.

—067-590233

Email Address

[email protected]