Over 700 million Kyat worth drugs seized in Maung Taw

Kaung Mrat Naing (Maung Daw)
Narinjara, 31 August:

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A huge volume of illegal drugs worth Kyat of over 700 million were recently seized in Maung Taw of Arakan State, informed the police. According to Maung Taw police station, the seizure was made in different operations between 19 to 23 August from the Bangladesh bordering locality.

“We have been taking actions against drugs traffickers to eradicate the menace in our area. We succeeded in seizing a large volume of drugs recently” said Sann Nyunt, the officer of Maung Taw police station, when answering queries to Narinjara News.

On 23 August, a car was moving rapidly to avoid the police check at the border point no 1. The police team led by a Second Lieutenant later found that the drugs with 146250 WY symbol of worth Kyat 292.5 million were inside the car.

The incident took place at Ye Myataung village under Naw Yoon Taung track of Maung Taw township. However, the police could not arrest the traffickers as they could run away from the location.

Earlier on 19 August at around 8 am, the police seized 48750 WY symbol drugs from a motor bike. It was then driven by Nu Arlaung (47), son of Marshaw Arli, a Bengali Muslim from Myo Ma Taung Quarter of Maung Taw township, said the police officer.

Similarly on 22 August, the police arrested Jin Ki (20) with 9750 WY drugs worth Kyat 19500000 and Delmu Harmauk (14) with 39000 WY drugs worth 78 million, when they were travelling in a bus from Maung Taw to Taung Pro. According to the police officer,   both of them are Bengali Muslims.

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The police then arrested Maru (21) from Maung Taw and Nur Bawshaw (45) from La Thar upper village with 107250 WY drug tablets worth Kyat 214.5 million. They were also from the same community.

Even though the local people criticized the police that they were yet to arrest the  main drug trafficker. Of course, they appreciated the police forces for their success in seizing the drugs of 700 million Kyats in the last few days.