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Myanmar authorities seized 670,000 stimulants in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint anti-narcotic police made a seizure in Pyin Oo Lwin township on Wednesday.

A total of 670,000 stimulants worth over 1 billion kyats (769,230 United States dollars) were confiscated from a car along with two suspects.

The township police filed a case against the suspects and further investigation is underway under the country’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

According to a latest release issued by the President’s Office, a total of 1,419 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 2,169 people were charged in connection with the cases as of Nov. 21 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018.

(XINHUA)

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