More narcotic drugs, related materials used in drug production seized in Lwekham Village, Kutkai Township
Nay Pyi Taw March 14
A combined team comprising security troops continuously took security measures of the region and conducted further searched Lwekham Village and surrounding areas in Kutkai Township of Shan State (North) where arms and ammunition, narcotic drugs worth more than Ks-291 billion and materials used in drug production were seized from 28 February to 13 March.
At about 2 pm today, 5.28 kilos of heroin in 528 soap cases, 20 kilos of morphine packages, 25,000 stimulant tablets bearing 88/1 label, 10,000 stimulant tablets bearing WY label, 34 five-gallon jerry cans of Ethyl Acetate acid each of which holds about three gallons were seized from the plantation beside the southern fence of the compound owned by U Li Zon Pauk who had fled from Lwekham Village.
The combined team comprising security troops seized 36,000 WY brand stimulant tablets, nine kilos of Caffeine and 30 tablet pressing rods from a bush, north of the compound owned by U Jaung San who had fled from Lwekham Village, at about 2.35 pm.
With regard to seizures by security troops in Lwekham Village and environs, they searched 333 houses and nearby area of the village from 28 February to date, seizing arms and ammunition, 132,265,000 assorted stimulant tablets, 264.18 kilos of heroin, 291 kilos of morphine, 1.6 kilos of heroin block, 16 kilos of opium oil extract, 12.65 kilos of tablet powder, 135 kilos of raw opium and 441 kilos of ICE. The estimated value of seized narcotic drugs totalled more than Ks- 290 billion, and street prices of 214 items of related equipment used in drug production amounted to more than Ks-1.6 billion. That is why total value of the seized items amounted to more than Ks-292 billion.
Concerning the seizures of narcotic drugs, measures will be taken to arrest main culprits, those who failed to inform authorities about drug news, and those who involved in the cases in accordance with procedures. The combined team including security forces is carrying out further thorough searches at the houses in the village which have already been combed while taking security measures of the region.