Drug suspect eludes police pursuit and gunfire in northern Yangon

The grey Pajero of drug suspect before ramming into police cars.

A fugitive charged with drug counts and robbery fled a police search force Thursday in Yangon City’s Northern New Dagon Township. Police fired shots at the escaping suspect but missed. The suspect remains at large and continues to be actively pursued by police, according to reports by Yangon Region Police Force.
“The suspect rammed into the police expedition’s cars and fled, resulting in an armed chase by the police. The police are searching into the suspect’s possible hiding places,” reported an official from the township’s police department.
On Thursday at about 5:25pm, the Yangon Region Head Police Force, Administration Company Criminal Investigation Squadron received news that Nagarlay, also known as Aung Naing Myint, 34, son of U Win Naing of Northern New Dagon Township would be arriving with a grey Mitsubishi Pajero at a car workshop on Hlawga Street in Ward (20) in Northern New Dagon Township. Upon seeing police, the suspect rammed his vehicle into a police car and fled on foot. Police opened fire, but apparently did not strike the suspect.
“I did hear what sounded like three or four gunshots in the evening. We discovered half an hour later that police had come to arrest a suspect, and they did explain that shots were fired in pursuit of the fleeing criminal. I heard the suspect had fled towards the direction of Dagon Harbor. I didn’t even dare go out,” said a resident.
The suspect Nagarlay is still on the run. The police force is collaborating with police departments in several townships to inquire about possible hiding places of the suspect. Searches will be conducted at the city gates and police checkpoints in an effort to apprehend the suspect.
The suspect has been charged with possession of Drugs and Hypnotic Drugs Code 15/19(A)/21/ Ethic 512 by the Northern New Dagon Police Department-MaYa(Pa) 13/2016 and Penal Code 386/323/114/ Ethic 512 by Lanmadaw Police Depratment – (Pa)9/2016.

Zaw Gyi (PaNiTa)

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