Arakan State government seized drugs worth over 50 billion kyats last year

Marn Yu Kyaw (Shwe Wa Myay)

Sittwe, 20 February

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Drugs worth over 50 billion kyats have been seized in the Arakan State last year, the Arakan State government explained to the Arakan State Hluttaw (Parliament).

U Kyaw Aye Thein, the Rakhine State Finance, Revenue, Planning and Commerce Minister, submitted this to the Arakan State Hluttaw on 20 February in response to a question raised by State Hluttaw MP U Aye Thein from Sittwe Township Constituency – 1 on the list of drugs seized in the Arakan State and their current values.

“The total number of [drug] cases is 121 and the current value is 56.3059 billion [kyats],” Minister U Kyaw Aye Thein told the Hluttaw.

WY amphetamine tablets, marijuana, and morphine were seized in the Arakan State from January to December last year. A total of 195 people have been arrested for their involvements with the drug cases, according to the Arakan State government.

 

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