BRIEF - 17m drug haul seized off Burma’s coast

A load of 2.4 million stimulant tablets were seized by the navy off the coast of southeastern Burma’s Tenasserim Division last week, state-owned Myawaddy Television has reported. The seizure was the largest this year, valued at about 17 billion kyat (US$17 million). Authorities also found 70 tons of illegal timber on the Thailand-bound ship.