Large haul of controlled chemicals seized in central Myanmar

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YANGON, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of hydrochloric acid in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint police force made a seizure in Amarapura township on Monday.

A total of 10,080 liters of hydrochloric acid worth 756 million kyats (540,000 U.S. dollars) were confiscated from the truck.

Further investigation is underway to capture the suspects under the country's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, the release said.

On the same day, 9,720 liters of hydrochloric acid worth 729 million kyats (520,714 U.S. dollars) were seized in Pyin Oo Lwin township in the same region.

According to a release issued by the President's Office on Monday, a total of 1,246 drug-related cases were registered across Myanmar while 1,922 people were charged in connection with the cases as of July 11 this year. Enditem

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