K5.7 Billion worth of 500 kilos of Ice (methamphetamine) and 200 kilos of Ketamine seized in Kengtung

The combined team comprising Anti-Narcotics Task Force members are putting an emphasis on seizure of narcotic drugs and drug-trafficking. In this regard:

  • On 8 June, the combined team searched a Toyota Hilux heading from Kengtung to Tachilek at the junction of the detour and Kengtung-Tachilek road in Kengtung Township of Shan state (East). They arrested Myo Ko (aka) Myo Gyi, who was with the driver together with 500 kilogrammes of Ice (methamphetamine) and 200 kilogrammes of ketamine, valued at K5.7 billion, but Ye Gyi, the driver escaped.
  • According to the confession of the offender, they arrested Htet Kyi Soe, the car owner and accomplice in the drug transport, at his house in Kengtung and they also seized a 10-wheel Nissan Diesel vehicle used to transport the drugs in front of the bus station compound in Yanlaw village.
  • The drugs were intended to be transported from Kunhing to Tachilek.

Legal action has been taken against them under the law, and officials are conducting ongoing investigations to identify the chain offenders of drug-related crimes, it is reported.

Source: GNLM (13-6-2024)

  • 500 kilogrammes of Ice (methamphetamine) and 200 kilogrammes of ketamine, valued at K5.7 billion were seized in Kengtung Township. The drugs were intended to be transported from Kunhing to Tachileik.
engdate: 
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 12:45
month: 
June, 2024