On 24 May, according to the tip-off, the police arrested five terrorists Ye Lin Aung, Sai Yan Naung Soe, Aung Khine Win, Thant Zin Win and Htet Hlyan Aung at a teashop near Jivitadana Sangha Hospital in Chanmyathazi township of Mandalay Region.
According to their testimony, the police arrested Aung Zaw Latt and Kyaw Thiha in Pyigyitagun Township with guns, bullets and grenades.
Security members arrested Yazar Min Thant (aka) Bo Chat at a teashop between 62nd and Theikpan streets in Chanmyathazi Township. They also detained Sai Wunna Tun, Chan Tha Kyaw and Myo Khine at Min Thar Gyi Hotel in the same township on 25 May, according to the words of suspect Aung Zaw Latt.
The police also detained Htay Win and Min Khine at OK Mandalar car showroom in Pyigyitagun Township with guns, bullets and grenades based on the testimony of suspect Sai Wunna Tun.
According to the tip-off, security forces raided the house of suspect Htay Win’s mother in Htein Gone Ward of Pyigyitagun Township. They seized guns, bullets, detonators and mine detectors.
According to the words of Htay Win, the police further raided his mother’s house on 26 May. They seized TNT bars, handmade bombs, and other materials used in the bomb attack.
Security forces arrested 13 suspects and seized 21 M-22, one M-16 gun, 24 magazines, 217 bullets, 133 91-grenades, one handmade gun, 16 handmade bombs, 2,400 detonators, and 19 bars of TNT powders, one mine detector and 18 detonating cords and other explosives.
The suspect, Sai Wunna Tun, testified to officials that he was one of the six members of the Tamu PDF central committee and currently seized weapons and explosives were for Tamu PDF. CRHP member of Kalay Township Daw Shar Mee (former Pyithu Hluttaw MP of Kalay, NLD party) transferred him 500,000Rupees (K5million) via Salai Aizek Kham, in charge of western military area of NUG to support Tamu PDF’s fund. He also received other cash donations from Myanmar citizens living abroad.
The suspects who intentionally threaten the peaceful lives of people will face legal actions under the law. — MNA