Myanmar seizes large amount of drugs in Golden Triangle hinh anh 1Myanmar police (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Myanmar authorities has seized a large amount of drugs and arrested four suspects in an anti-drug campaign in the heart of drug producing Golden Triangle between Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

The seizure included 20 million meth tablets, 600,000 ecstasy pills, 200 kilograms of “ice” (crystal meth) and 9.1 kilograms of heroin, according to a report released by Myanmar authorities on August 9.

Each methamphetamine pill goes for 2-5 USD in Myanmar but its price will surge after being transported to Thailand and beyond.

On August 8, the local authorities raided four houses in Tachileik, a border town in Myanmar’s Shan state next to Thailand, and a regular sluice used to transport drugs to the Southeast Asian market. The case is being investigated.

The campaign was a joint effort of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar in the fight against drug producing and trafficking rings in Southeast Asia.-VNA