(/NAN) Myanmar authorities have seized more than 1.28 million stimulant tablets worth more than 2.57 billion kyats (1.7 million U.S. dollars) in the country’s Sagaing region.
The Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) made this known on Friday.
A motorcycle was intercepted by an anti-narcotic taskforce and 87,750 stimulant tablets were found hidden in the toolbox of the motorcycle on Tamu-Nant Hpa Lon road in Tamu town on Thursday.
Also more than 1.19 million stimulant tablets were later confiscated from the motorcycle driver’s house.
The driver was charged under the country’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Meanwhile, barrels filled with 7,200 litres of sulphuric acid that are used in drugs production were confiscated from a 12-wheeled truck parked in Lai-Hka township, Shan state, on Thursday.
Further investigation to capture the suspect who was not at the scene is underway, the CCDAC said. (/NAN)
Edited by Halima Sheji