by Suhasini Gunasagaran | Jul 19, 2020

YANGON, July 16 (Xinhua): Myanmar authorities seized a whopping one million stimulants in Shan State, according to a release from from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC).

Acting on a tip-off, the joint police force made the seizure in Pinlaung Township on Wednesday (July 15).

Stimulants worth 2.5 billion kyats (US$1.7mil) were confiscated from a car along with one suspect.

The township police filed a case against the suspect and further investigation is underway under the country’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

According to a latest release issued by the President’s Office on Monday, a total of 1,246 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,922 people were charged in connection with the cases as of July 11 this year, since the formation of the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department on June 26, 2018.

On Friday, the Myanmar's Health and Sports Ministry issued an alert for high mortality risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever infection.

According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar reported 2,862 dengue fever infection cases with 20 deaths as of June 27 this year.

From January to June 27, 20 townships across the country saw the highest infection rates with 1,069 cases and 12 deaths.

Regionally, Sagaing region registered with most infection cases of the mosquito-borne disease, followed by Mandalay region and Mon state, respectively.

Source: TheStar