Myanmar's navy has seized about 2.4 million ya ba tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country, police said Monday.
The tablets were found on board a ship intercepted by the navy near the town of Kawthoung at the country's southern border with Thailand last week.
Police Brigadier General Kyaw Win, of the home affairs ministry's drug-control committee, said the haul was believed to be the largest ever made in Myanmar, which is a major producer of both heroin and methamphetamine. Similar drug busts are routinely made in Thailand, illustrating Myanmar's lack of success in combatting drug trafficking.
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