Large amount of heroin seized in Myanmar

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A policeman stands guard next to seized drugs to be burnt during a ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar, June 26, 2016. Xinhua/U Aung

YANGON (Xinhua) – Myanmar authorities have seized over 369.800 kg of white heroin and brown heroin worth a street value of 3 billion kyats (US$2 million) in Loilem township, in southern Shan state.

According to the Myanmar police, the district police on Saturday night stopped and searched a Isuzu truck, and found the drugs hidden under cover of soap cups in 62 bags in the rear cabin of the truck.

The Loilem regional police will charge the driver and the conductor under Myanmar’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

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