Acting on a tip off, the Namti police stopped and searched three motorcycles on the Myitkyina- Shwebo Pyidaungsu Road in Namti Town, Mogaung Township, Kachin State on 13 February and seized an illegal consignment of raw jade stones.
The police found 70 raw jade stones, weighing 64 kg, from Zaw Min Aung, aged 28.
They found 48 raw jade stones, weighing 61.4 kg, from Lin Htein aged 27, also known as Watot, and 34 raw jade stones, weighing 24 kg, from Kyaw Thet Oo aged 24.
The police have filed charges against the three
motorcyclists under Section 51(A) of the Myanmar Gemstone Law.
— Win Naing (Kachin Myay)(Translated by Hay Mar)