Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the President Press Release 40/2019

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Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

Office of the President


Press Release 40/2019


2nd Waxing of Tazaungmon, 1381 ME


(29 October 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 26 October 2019 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:



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Nature of report


Details on seizure and legal action taken

1

Information received of Tin Ko who lives in Mawkel Village, Kyunhla Township, Sagaing Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 21 October 2019, police searched the farm hut of Tin Ko, 55, son of U Nyo Maung, who lives in Mawkel Village, Kyunhla Township, and arrested him together with heroin.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa(Thaphanseik) MaYa(pa)8/2019 under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

2

Information received of Htein Win who lives in Yayngangyi Village, Bokpyin Township, Taninthayi Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 22 October 2019, police searched the house of Kyi Soe, 52, son of U Thaung, who lives in Ywathit Village, Bokpyin Township, and arrested him together with ‘WY’ stimulant tablets and speciosa.

Acting on a tip-off, Htein Win, 48, son of U Latt Lar, who lives in Yayngangyi Village, sold this stimulant tablets and speciosa to Kyi Soe.

A case has been opened against them with MaMaSa (Bokpyin) MaPa (pa)27/2019 under Section 16(c) and 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

3

Information received of Maung Man (a) Soe Win and Ma Nyo Ma (a) Gyoma who live in Letpan Village, Kyaukse Township, Mandalay Region, distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 23 September 2019, police searched the house of Maung Man (a) Soe Win, 36, son of U Twar Shin, who lives in Letpan Village, Kyaukse Township, and arrested him together with ‘88/1’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against him with MaMaSa(Kyaukse)MaYa (Pa)44/2019 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Similarly, police searched the house of Ma Nyo Ma (a) Gyoma, 30, daughter of U Twar Shin, who lives in the same village, and arrested her together with ‘88/1’ stimulant tablets.

A case has been opened against her with MaMaSa(Kyaukse)MaYa (Pa)45/2019 under Section 19(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

4

Information received of Maung Maung Lwin (a) Thar Nge who lives in No 6 Ward, Intaw Township, Shan State (south), distributing and selling illegal drugs.

On 20 October 2019, police searched the house of Maung Maung Lwin (a) Thar Nge, 44, who lives in No 6 Ward, Intaw Township, but he absconded from his house. Police seized ‘WY’ stimulant tablets from there.

A case has been opened against him with NaMaSa(Intaw)MaYa (Pa)17/2019 under Section 19(a) 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 813 cases have been opened files as of 26 October 2019. A total of 1258 people, including 1,055 men and 203 women had been arrested with 7,049.1394 g of heroin, 1,341.92 g of ICE, 39,914.11 g of opium, 329.6 g of low-quality opium, 52934.92 g of speciosa powder, 7,833.19 g of speciosa, 2.5 liters of liquid speciosa, 351,149 stimulant tablets, 8,363.22 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]