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  Thursday, August 14, 2003 
 Drug
 

Opium refinery exposed in Kutkai Township

Yangon, 13 Aug - A combined team comprising members of a local military column and special anti-drug squad and local national races, acting on a tip-off that there was an opium refinery between Namhsaungkye and Nampyin Villages (Map Reference SO-5519) in Kutkai Township, Shan State (North) from 31 July to 1 August, raided the refinery.

Seizures made during the raid were six huts, 62.452 kilos of heroin, 36.4 kilos of raw opium, 661.5 litres of lysol, 135 kilos of ether, 2,844 litres of chloroform, 202.5 litres of hydrochloric acid, 972 litres of acetic anhydrite, 2,975 kilos of ammonium chloride, 500 kilos of sodium carbonate, 500 grams of potassium chloride, 3.6 kilos of sodium metal, four bags of charcoal, four arms, one vehicle, one motorcycle and 13 items used in refining the narcotic drugs.

In connection with the case, action is being taken under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
 

 

 

 

 

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