Stimulant tablets worth nearly US$2 million seized in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities seized over 1.28 million stimulant tablets worth over 2.57 billion kyats (US$1.7 million) in the northwestern Sagaing region, said the country’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control on October 4.

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Anti-narcotic taskforce found 87,750 stimulant tablets hidden in the toolbox of a motorcycle which was intercepted in Tamu town a day earlier.
Another 1.19 million stimulant tablets were later confiscated from the house of the motorcyclist.
The driver was charged under the country’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
In August, Myanmar relevant forces seized 762kg of methamphetamine worth over 19 billion kyat (US$12.6 million ) along with other addictive substances in the eastern state of Shan and Bahan and Sanchaung cities in Yangon region.
Myanmar is said to be one the world’s biggest methamphetamine producers. The drugs are mostly produced in Shan state’s forests, then transported to neighbouring countries and other markets like Japan, the Republic of Korea and Australia.

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