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Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of stimulants in Rakhine state, according to a release from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services on Sunday.

Acting on tip-offs, the security force raided a house in Maung Taw Township on Saturday.

Stimulants worth over 14.2 billion kyats (over 10 million U.S. dollars) were confiscated from the house and two suspects were held.

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

On the same day, stimulants worth over 4.8 billion kyats (over 3.2 million U.S. dollars) were seized in Tachileik township of the Shan state.

According to a latest release issued by the President’s Office, a total of 1,136 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,745 suspects were charged in connection with the cases as of May 23 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018.

(XINHUA)

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