Kawthaung’s Anti-Narcotics Task Force say they found 299 bags of kratom leaves, with a street value placed at 4.119m kyat.
Maungdaw police told DVB the drugs were seized in two separate locations – one being a stash of over 6.2m pills found hidden among a brickworks site.
Police in Shan State detain eight people, including a Chinese national, who were caught wearing the uniforms of local militia members.
US$50 million of narcotics were burned in ceremonies in Rangoon, Mandalay and Taunggyi to mark the International Day against Drug Trafficking and Abuse.
Massive quantities of speed and some heroin have been seized in Sagaing Division and Mandalay as police claim a chain of successes.
“I always dreamt about a project to provide food to families at an affordable price, for no profit,” Dr Nanda Win told DVB.