Sittwe, June 29
The Arakan police on Tuesday arrested a kingpin of the drug-peddling racket after seizing 798000 Yaba tablets from Satrokya jetty in the State capital city of Sittwe.
According to the police it was of worth 2394 million kyat and the biggest haul of Yaba tablets this year in Arakan.
The police got a tip-off about the gang with a huge consignment of Yaba tablets to be transported from Sittwe to Buthidaung, a border town with Bangladesh, said the Arakan narcotic police department head Yee Than Tun.
The huge consignment of Yaba tablets were concealed inside 7 packages and those were transported from Yangon to Sittwe in a bus on 27 June by the invoice of one Shwe Pyi Thit.
As the consignment reached Sittwe No 2 Jetty, the police took prompt actions and nabbed the person with the consignment, which was about to be shifted to Buthidaung by a ferry ship.