25 villagers arrested headed to Bangladesh

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Two boats used by 25 villagers to go to the neighbouring country.
Photo: State Counsellor’s Office Information Committee

The navy found 25 villagers in two boats heading to Bangladesh near Maungtaw yesterday early morning.
The navy ship signaled for the two boats at 2:50 am to stop and intercepted them as they attempted to elude the navy ship.
Twenty-three villagers from Maungtaw township were found among the passengers in the two boats along with two Bangladeshi nationals.
The detainees will be handed over to the Maungtaw Myoma Police Station for further investigation.—Myanmar News Agency

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