Drug factory raided in Shan State

Drug factory raided in Shan State

Some of the hundreds of containers of chemicals and precursors found at the plant in Kutkai township of the Shan State of Myanmar, raided by the Myanmar armed forces last Friday. (Photo supplied)
Some of the hundreds of containers of chemicals and precursors found at the plant in Kutkai township of the Shan State of Myanmar, raided by the Myanmar armed forces last Friday. (Photo supplied)

The Myanmar military raided an illicit drug factory and warehouses in the Shan State of Myanmar and seized a large quantity of drugs, precursor chemicals and equipment worth an estimated 2 billion baht.

Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for the Myanmar armed forces, said that its personnel raided plants in Kaungkha and Lwehkam villages of Kutkai township from last Friday to Wednesday.

Kutkai is near the Myanmar-China border, and about 400 kilometres north of Chiang Rai province.

During the raids on the plant and warehouses, officials found about 44 million methamphetamine pills, 129 kilogrammes of heroin, 15 kilogrammes of pseudoephedrine pills, hundreds of barrels of acid, chemicals and precursors and production machines. Some of them were buried.

Officials also seized 158 gas stoves, 13 gas cylinders, bags of charcoal and generators at the plant.


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