The rioters attempted to kill the security forces in some townships of regions and states. They also created weapons to use in riots. Therefore, the security forces conducted the investigation in relevant areas to take action, according to the Myanmar Police Force’s statement.
According to the tip-off, the police raided the U Myint Tun workshop in Kawthoung at 3:45 pm on 22 March and found Zaw Myo (aka) Ko Ko Nge, aged 35, son of U Thein Myint, who lives in Pat Kalar of Shwe Hintha Ward of Kawthoung, and seized harpoon, stick with pipe, knives, dagger, four-finger ring buckle, jingalis, foldable knife and gas mask.
Similarly, the security forces also arrested Than Lwin Oo (aka) Lwin Lwin, aged 40, son of U Si Kin Si, Aung Naing Soe, aged 20, son of U Kyaw Shwe, Kaung Kyaw Htet, aged 15, son of U Than Lwin, Aung Myo Oo, aged 18 son fo U Khin Maung Oo, Sit Phyo Paing, aged 18, son of U Zaw Naing and Ma Juu Myat Myat Moe, aged 21, daughter of U Hla Thein at the house of Than Lwin Oo located on Paw Oo road of Aye Yeik Nyein Ward of Kawthoung at 9 am on 23 March together with harmful things such as Molotov, packages containing the bottles of petrol, diesel and engine oil, gas mask, catapults, marbles, handmade smoke bombs and so on.
Then, the security forces also arrested Aung Win Htike, aged 38, son of U Aung Zaw, Nay Lin Oo, aged 27, son of U Ba Shwe and Yin Aung, aged 30, son of U Bo Wa at the house of Aung Win Htike on Paw Oo road of Aye Yeik Nyein Ward at about 11:30 am on the same day together with handmade air gun and other materials to make weapons.
The security forces also detained Kyaw Win, aged 65, son of U Tun Ya, at his house located on Paw Oo road of Aye Yeik Nyein Ward at about 12noon and Maung Maung, aged 65, son of U Ohn Kywal, at his home at about 12:50 pm together with Molotov, harpoons and other materials to create weapons.They arrested Su Naing Myo, daughter of U Moe Thee and Aung Zaw Myo, son of U Soe Myint in Panan Village of Kyaukse Township of Mandalay, together with gas bottles and handmade air guns on 21 March, while Zaw Moe Lwin, son of U Aung Myint Sein from Pan Taw Pin Village of Min Hla was arrested together with small weapons on 22 March, Zwe Lin Pyo (aka) Ko Zwe, son of U Myo Myint Thein from No (3) Ward of Kume Township was detained yesterday morning together with handmade air gun and iron balls, Thant Zin Aung, son of U Bo Lay Ko also arrested together with handmade smoke bomb, hand speakers and other materials in front of Shit Myat Hnar Monastery in Sone Kone of No (4) Ward in NyaungU and Myat Noe Oo, daughter of U Ye Htay from No (2) Ward also arrested together with handmade shields at her house.
The security forces also arrested U Myo Kyi and his son U Kaung Htet Myo Kyi at their house in South Okkalapa Township of Yangon Region together with handmade sound bomb made of PVC, knife, jingalis and other materials yesterday morning.
Likewise, U Moe Kyaw Thu, son of U Maung Bo from Hlegu Township, was also arrested with weapons including knives, spears and jingalis.
The security forces seized steel shields, scabbard and other materials to be used in riots from religious Hlaw and Twal Lat Myar Parahita’s office located at the corner of Baho and Mya Thida streets in Mya Thida Ward, Pyin Ma Pin Village in Mingalardon Township yesterday.
The police will take action against those arrested together with homemade weapons. —MNA