Nearly K 5.9 billion worth stimulant tablets seized in Laukkai area

12-3-2015 mapNay Pyi Taw, 12 March — Some Kokang insurgents attacked the convoy of supplies from Lashio to Laukkai near Malishuwa on Wednesday afternoon and fighting broke out between Tatmadaw forces and the insurgents.
After artillery fires of the Tatmadaw, Kokang insurgents withdrew from the area and Tatmadaw columns were in pursuit of them.
The Tatmadaw column taking security duty of the route near Parsinkyaw Village found a suspicious person near hills and ordered him to stop. The suspicious person ran into a ravine and Tatmadaw troops chased him but the man managed to escape. However, Tatmadaw troops found and seized weapons and ammunition and narcotic drugs in the ravine.
In the same evening, Kokang insurgent ambushed a Tatmadaw column near hills to the west of Mawhtaik and Tatmadaw troops fought against them.
During the fighting, Tatmadaw columns seized two M-21s, ammunitions, 235,898 stimulant tablets including 6,000 stimulant tablets baring letter A and 5,698 other stimulant tablets and 2,200 stimulant tablets bearing letters WY worth K 5.9 billion. Three personnel of Tatmadaw lost lives during the fighting and five others were injured. Myawady

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