Another haul of narcotic drugs and related equipment worth over Ks-1 billion seized in Kutkai Township
NAY PYI TAW March 4
The news report on the seizure of narcotic drugs and equipment used in refining drugs and other related equipment valued at over Ks-91 billion in and around Kaungkha Village in Kutkai Township in Shan State (North) from 28 to 3 March by security forces appeared in the Myawady Daily published on 4 March.
While the members of the security force were conducting security duties in the area, they found and seized a large cache of ownerless drugs and related equipment including four various kinds of narcotic blenders, 10 freezers, four washing machines, six boilers, 17 glass stream pots, three pressing machines, 269 50-gallon barrels of acid, 83 five-gallon acid containers, two three-crown six-wheel trucks, 252 bags of various kinds of white raw material, 58 bags of chemical fertilizers, 15 bags of bone charcoal, 45 assorted soap boxes, 185 large white pails, six tablet counting machines, one car-engine attached air-conditioned container, 60,000 tables bearing 88/1 markings, about 2,500 grams of broken stimulant tablets, about 39,600 grams of heroin powder, steel tray and plastic bowls in the warehouses and other buildings at Lwehkam Village and surrounding areas about 4,000 metres east of Khaungkha Village this morning.
The security troops will systematically transfer the seized drugs and related equipment valued at over Ks-billion to authorities concerned. The total seizures of drugs and related equipment in and around Kaungkha and Lwehkam villages from 28 February to this date were 43,825,000 stimulant tablets, 127,140 grams of heroin, five limps of solid heroin (1.6 kilogram), 2,650 grams of broken stimulant tablets, 12.5 kilograms of ICE (at a total estimated street value of over Ks-91 billion), 99 kinds of equipment used in refining drugs and related equipment (at a current value of over Ks-1 billion) totalling drugs and related equipment valued at over Ks-93 billion. Security measures continue at the area.