YANGON, June 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 206 drug smugglers, including 36 females, have been arrested on the Myanmar-Thai border in the first half of this year, according to the Myanmar Police Force Wednesday.
About 278,000 methamphetamine pills, 3.08 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 66.39 grams of marijuana, 80 grams of opium leaves, 20 grams opium power and other illicit drugs were seized from those suspected drug smugglers during the six-month period.
The suspects have been taken actions under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Law, the sources said.
On Monday, respective local authorities burned a total of 385 million U.S. dollars worth of illicit narcotic drugs in three areas, Yangon, Mandalay and Shan state-south's Taunggyi to mark the 30th International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Altogether 1,323 kg of opium, 735 kg of heroin and 131.28 million tablets of stimulants were put on fire among other chemical precursors.