More than 500,000 methamphetamine tablets were seized between Zula and Makyee Kone villages in Rakhine State on Wednesday morning, according to the Maungdaw district police force.
Authorities in the coastal town of Myeik, Tenasserim Division, have issued an arrest warrant for a military intelligence officer with alleged connections to the illicit narcotics trade.
Authorities in Burma seize roughly 21 million methamphetamine pills with a street value of around US$35.5 million, in the country’s second largest haul of the contraband.
An investigation into the sword attacks resulted in a tip-off that led to the arrest of dozens of suspected drug dealers and users in a jungle camp outside of Lashio.
The paramilitary Border Guard Force (BGF) in Karen State seized over 130,000 amphetamine pills at the end of December.
A 10-minute shoot-out between Thai border security guards and a drug smuggling ring on Tuesday night left one of the gang dead on the outskirts of the Burmese border town…