BRIEF – 2.77 billion kyat drug bust in Laogai, said state media

Burmese army and Myanmar Police Force members seized 2.77 billion kyat worth of drugs in the Kokang region capital of Laogai, according to state media reports on Tuesday. Laogai (or Laukkai) has been the centre of fierce fighting between armed forces and rebel militias since February. Twenty-three people were arrested following a raid on an apartment on 25 April, during which officials seized narcotics including methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, as well as “stimulant tablets” and heroin, Global New Light of Myanmar reports.