Myanmar police make $30m drugs seizure


YANGON: Police in Myanmar seized more than $30 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine, a bust that highlights the country’s continued role as a major global drugs manufacturer. Myanmar sits at the heart of the infamous “Golden Triangle”, which also covers parts of Thailand and Laos, and has been a hotbed of narcotics production for decades despite repeated government vows to tackle the scourge. “It’s worth about 37 billion kyats ($30 million),” a senior police official of the anti-drugs squad in Naypyidaw told AFP on condition of anonymity. “This is the biggest seizure of 2016.” Police found a smorgasbord of narcotics in a container vehicle on an industrial zone in Mandalay including 82 kilograms of methamphetamine, 24 kilograms of heroin, 6.8 million stimulant tablets and 15 kilograms of opium. The official said the main suspect was still not apprehende .


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