Myanmar authorities seized 13.2 kg of heroin in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), yesterday.

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

Heroin worth 792 million kyats (586,666 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from a vehicle.

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

According to latest release issued by the President’s Office, a total of 1,320 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar, while 2,022 people were charged in connection with the cases, as of Sept 5 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department, on June 26, 2018.

Source: NAM News Network