Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Yaba Traffickers Arrested in Maungdaw

By Takaloo
Maungdaw: Two men were arrested with large amounts of yaba by Nasaka border security forces on 22 April in Maungdaw, a border town in western Burma's Arakan State, reported a source close to Nasaka.

The men were identified as U Nyi Chay from Ward No. 1, and U Ba Kyaw from Shwezar Ward in Maungdaw.

"They were arrested by Nasaka on a tip that they were bringing yaba stimulants on their way to Shwezar Ward by motorbike. A total of 19,800 tablets were seized from them," said the source.

The source added that the two traffickers are being detained by Nasaka at Kanyinchaung Outpost. According to an official source in Maungdaw, this was the largest seizure of yaba tablets this year in the western border area.

Yaba tablets have been smuggled out to Bangladesh from Burma by drug traffickers in recent years through many border points, and it is suspected that the tablets seized by Nasaka were also on their way to Bangladesh, said the source.

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