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Myanmar Seizes 1,750 Kg of Ampheta
- Subject: Myanmar Seizes 1,750 Kg of Ampheta
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- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 00:27:00
Subject: Myanmar Seizes 1,750 Kg of Amphetamine Powder
Myanmar Seizes 1,750 Kg of
YANGON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities seized 1,750
pounds) of amphetamine base powder in a single drug haul
state-controlled media reported on Sunday.
The powder, contained in 70 bags weighing 25 kg each, was
found on October
14 hidden in a bush near a village in northern Shan State
near the Chinese
border, about 600 kilometres (960 miles) northeast of the
Myanmar News Agency said.
No suspects have been arrested but authorities were
investigating the case, it
International agencies estimate Myanmar is the world's
largest opium producer,
most originating from the so-called Golden Triangle region
meets Thailand and Laos.
Official data showed that a total of 1.4 tonnes of heroin,
7.88 tonnes of opium
and more than five million tablets of amphetamines were
seized in 1997 and
action was taken against 5,361 persons in drug-related cases
during that period.
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