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YANGON -Authorities arrested 15 men and seized the largest shipment of illegal drugs in Myanmar history, officials said Sunday. 

The navy intercepted a ship near southern town of Kawthaung, en route to Thailand with around 2.4 million amphetamine-type pills that police estimated were worth up to US$20 million (639 million baht). "This seizure is the largest amount in history," senior anti-drug official Myint Oo said. Fifteen men including the captain were arrested and detained at police station last week, he said. Authorities in July seized heroin with an estimated value of $2.3 million in the town of Tachileik in Shan state, near the Thai border. The United...

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