The Home Affairs Ministry admitted that it is weak in controlling the smuggling of illicit drug precursors into the country, said deputy minister Maj-Gen Aung Thu.
U Win Myint vowed active cooperation in combatting terrorism and drug trafficking in the region while speaking at the 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu.
A Vietnamese court has sentenced Tyron Lee Coetzee to death for smuggling cocaine from Brazil into the Southeast Asian country, state media reported.
The arrests took place in two villages infamous for their ‘drug houses’ where users and sellers from nearby Mandalay gather.
With many men hooked on drugs, women have become the breadwinners in Palaung villages in Mongyaw.
More than 200 people have been shot dead by police in Bangladesh since May in a crackdown on drug dealers that many see as a populist ploy ahead of the upcoming elections.
U Min Naing, Haj Yassin and Zeyar Hein face minimum 15 years’ jail, and possible death sentences, on two drug counts.
The President’s Office has created an anti-drug department, offering cash rewards and encouraging public participation in the fight against drugs.
Police seize at least 18 billion kyats in property from suspects, open cases under Anti-Narcotics Law.
Port officials say only Customs agents have power to clear shipments for export.
Married couple who run clearance, trading businesses in Yangon were detained prior to Tuesday’s arrest of Haj Yassin, customs agents say.
Police say Australian national found with more than 790 yaba pills, 300 grams of ‘ice’ at his Yangon home
Shipment traced to Yangon-based trading company Nice Guy
Crackdown follows online video post showing dealers operating in Zee Oak village.
President U Win Myint called for the formation of anti-drug committees at the township, district, regional and state levels across the country.