Myanmar, better known as Burma, are not so ecstatic about the largest haul of illegal drugs seized in the country’s history. Their navy intercepted a ship near the southern town of Kawthaun, en route to Thailand, with about 2.4 million Ecstacy pills worth up to US$20 million dollars (NZ$24 million).
“This seizure is the largest amount in history”, senior anti-drug official Myint Oo said.
Fifteen men including the ship’s captain were arrested and detained at a police station last week,he said.
Drug runners will have to be a bit more respectful of the ability of anti-drug officials in that country now.