Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two million narcotic pills seized in East Dagon

Nearly two million tablets of narcotic drugs worth Ks 10 billion (US$8.4 million) were confiscated from a residence in East Dagon Township, said an officer from the Yangon Police Force on Monday.

“We cooperated with the drug control forces and are still investigating who owns the residence.”

The arrest is connected to the country’s largest-ever drug bust on July 26, in which 26.7 million tablets of methamphetamine (valued at $106.4 million) packed in 89 plastic sacks were found in a white Kia Bongo truck parked on Oeain Street near the Zaygabar housing complex in Mingaladon.

Police have made two related arrests and seized 1.5 million ecstasy tablets in North Dagon Township on August 3 and 600,000 WY (ya-ba) pills in Thaketa on August 12.

Min Oo Khaing, the managing director of the Kaladan Delta Development Co, was arrested in Myawady on September 15 in connection with these cases.

Police have identified 12 suspects, including the the company's board members Win Hlaing, Kyaw Aye Hlaing (aka Khaing Aung Soe) and Hla Maung (aka Aung Lin, aka Pyae Soe). Most of them are from Rakhine State and resided in North Dagon Township before the case was opened.

The Monday arrest was the result of interrogations of another detainee.

“Many culprits are still on the loose,” the officer said.

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