Drug trafficker from Lashio arrested in Mandalay

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Sai Win Naing (a) Ar Chain, Wa Thon Min Htet and Sai Than Myint are seen together with narcotic drug and their motor vehicles.  Photo: MPF

Police captured a drug dealer from Lashio in Mandalay yesterday morning, according to Myanmar Police Force.
The suspect was identified as Sai Win Naing (a) Ar Chain. Police arrested him on 26th Street between 56th and 57th streets in Mandalay.
Around 5:30 am on 13 September, police had conducted law enforcement activities at the entrance of Pyin Oo Lwin Town and confiscated 1,320 soapboxes containing 13.2 kg of heroin worth K792 million from a six-wheel vehicle that came from Lashio en route to Mandalay.
During the interrogation, the vehicle’s driver Wa Thon Min Htet and Sai Than Myint on board disclosed that Sai Win Naing (a) Ar Chain, who was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser ahead of them and would meet them at the entrance of Mandalay, has hired them to transport the drugs from Lashio to Mandalay.
Police together with them went to the entrance of Mandalay. On seeing the police, suspect Sai Win Naing tried to drive away and was then arrested after his right hand was injured from the police’s gunshots.
The three suspects were charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, and further investigation in connection with the case is underway. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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