18 STORIES TAGGED ‘DRUGS’

New Karen Police Office Opens by Destroying Speed Pills and Opium

March 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar

Karen Police burned confiscated methamphetamine tablets and opium in its attempts to fight illicit drug use. The Karen National Police Force (KNPF) under the Interior Department of the Karen National Union in Doo Pla Ya District, destroyed thousands of methamphetamine tablet... Read more ►

KNPF, KNLA Joint-Forces Seize Meth Pills and Arms in Kawkareik Township

January 23, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A joint team of the Karen National Police Force (KNPF) and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) seized over 300 yaba (methamphetamine) pills and three percussion lock firearms and arrested the owners in Kawkareik Township, Karen State on January 21. The joint team cond... Read more ►

Drug Seizures Tripled in Karen State, Majority of Captures Made in Hpa-an, Myawaddy

January 9, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Drug seizures in 2017, in Karen State tripled compared to 2016 and the majority of the arrests were made in Hpa-an and Myawaddy, according to the State Police Chief Kyin Lin. “When we took more actions against the traffickers rather than the users, we seized over 2.1 milli... Read more ►

Police Ramp up Drug Busts, Net over 200,000 Pills in Kya-in Seikgyi Township

October 24, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Seventeen people have been arrested for drug offences and over 200,000 pills were seized in Karen State’s Kya-in Seikgyi Township so far this year, according to the local police chief. Major Win Naing said ten men and seven women were arrested in connection with 13 drug ca... Read more ►

Drug Rehab Group Starts Education Campaign in Karen State

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A drug rehabilitation group has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness about their services, and convince youth to kick the habit, or not to start in the first place. The Myanmar Drug Addicts Rehabilitation Association (Central) launched the education program ... Read more ►

DKBA Issues Warning to Troops, Public Against Illicit Trafficking Activities

June 2, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army announced any of its soldier or any member of the public in its territory who is caught involved in drug trafficking, arms selling, human trafficking or peddling counterfeit money will face serious consequences. The warning from DKBA’s ... Read more ►

Armed Conflict Promoting Drug Use in Ethnic Areas

September 28, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers claim that as a result of the recent armed conflict between the Palaung and Shan armed groups in Kyaukme Township of Shan State has been the increase in drug use and the availability of narcotic drugs for sale are now easier to find. A villager from Mangsat said, ... Read more ►

KNU Make 200 Related Drug Arrests in Three Months – Villagers Want More

August 23, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The Karen National Union increased its efforts in its anti-narcotic crackdown saw more than 200 drug dealers and users arrested in the three months from June to August, 2016. Padoh Saw Maung Shwe, chairman of Win Yay (Woraw) Township, Dooplaya District said that the KNU is s... Read more ►

*Govt crackdown prompts calls for reform as drug addicts suffer

August 18, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho

The NLD’s ongoing narcotics crackdown has caught many drug addicts, but health experts say they should be treated as patients, not punished. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Several young men were standing near the entrance of Thingangyun Hospital in central Yangon on a recen... Read more ►

Karen National Union Destroys Illicit Drugs Worth 400 Million Kyat

June 28, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen National Union’s Taw Oo [Taungoo] district burned seized methamphetamine pills worth 400 million Kyat (around USD $350,000) in an event to mark the international Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking that was held on June 26. The event was held by the KN... Read more ►

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