Woman arrested with Yaba tablets at Maungdaw


25 January 2016


One Bengali woman was arrested by the police on 21 January from Maungdaw, the western border town in Arakan. The police team found a huge volume of Yaba tablets from her possession, said an officer of Maungdaw police station.

The police team led by Win Htay Oo from criminal investigation department and Aung Myint from narcotic department along with village administrator Harcu Rahman and sub village administrator Nursomar seized 97500 Yaba tablets from the possession of Machar Hazac (55).

Ms Hazac was carrying a bag on her head, when the police stopped her at Myo Oo village-tract during a night patrolling. As the police personnel searched the bag they found the tablets wrapped by a yellow pieces of cloth.

The daughter of Sultan Ahmed from Wra Thik Kay ward in Maungdaw, Ms Hazac was charged under the lawsuit no (Pa) 1/2016 with the drug smuggling act 15/19 (Kagyi).

Earlier, on 31 December 2015 the police team seized 1.7 million of Yaba tablets from two western border towns namely Buthidaung and Maungdaw. According to the police officer Aung Myint, the Yaba tablets were prepared to smuggle to neighbouring Bangladesh.