refinery exposed in Kutkai Township
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.
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.
connection with the case, action is being taken under
the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.