Mandalay Court Collects US$227,000 for American’s Bail in Cannabis Plantation Case

MANDALAY—The Myingyan District Court in Mandalay ordered a bail bondsman involved a prominent cannabis case to pay 325 million kyats (US$227,000) on Tuesday, as the US citizen involved in the case has failed to appear in court in violation of his bail. Dr. Khin Maung Win, a bail bondsman for US citizen John Fredric Todoroki, […]

Myanmar Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US Citizen in Alleged Marijuana Farming Case

MANDALAY—The Myingyan District Court in Mandalay Region has issued an arrest warrant for a US citizen who went missing amid charges over his alleged operation of a marijuana plantation. John Fredric Todoroki, 63, was arrested in April 2019 for allegedly growing marijuana along with two Myanmar nationals working for III M Global Nutraceutical Company at […]

Court indicts American, two locals in Mandalay cannabis farm case

A Mandalay Region court has indicted an American man and two local workers accused of growing marijuana on an industrial farm where they were supposed to be growing hemp. The court in central Mandalay charged John Frederic Todoroki with violating five sections of the country’s drugs and narcotics law covering possession, sale and trafficking of […]

Myanmar extends detention of American accused of growing pot

A Myanmar court on Tuesday allowed police to detain an American entrepreneur accused of operating a marijuana plantation for two more weeks while he is investigated. John Frederic Todoroki and two Myanmar co-workers appeared in court in Mandalay region’s Myingyan district for the first time since their April 23 arrests. They could face charges carrying […]

Lawyer: US man had Myanmar’s permission to grow cannabis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants is unjust because authorities were aware that his company was doing scientific research and police were confusing hemp with recreational marijuana, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Thein Than Oo said that John Fredric Todoroki and the […]

American, 2 Others Held over Marijuana Plantation in Mandalay Division

A U.S. citizen was among three people detained under the Anti-Narcotics Law for allegedly operating a marijuana plantation in Mandalay Division’s Myotha Industrial Park, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Wednesday. The committee said U.S. citizen John Fredric Todoroki, 63, was arrested with Ko Shane Latt, 37, and Ma Shunlae Myat […]