Seven more arrests, linked to huge 2016 drug bust

P2 1Seven men, some of them foreigners, were arrested on Tuesday, bringing the total number of arrested men suspected of running a major illegal drugs ring in Yangon to 15. Nine men are still being sought, police said.
The latest arrests stem from a drug bust on 17 November 2016 by Yangon Police, where 1,110 kilos of crystal methamphetamine, also known as “ice”, and 622.3 kilos of Ketamine were seized. A lawsuit was filed that day against nine suspects, including Cai Jeng Ze and 16 suspects who had fled, including a man with numerous aliases known as Mr. Sue, Myint Aung and Lauk Da. The nationalities of the men were not revealed, but police said many were foreigners.
On Tuesday, a combined task force comprised of members of the Anti-Narcotics Force and the Border Task Force received a tipoff that one of the runaway suspects, San Chin, alias Yan Shin, would be returning to his Thakayta and Yankin houses after the Thingyan holidays. Six of the suspects, San Chin, Aung Ye Thwin, Zan Myat Htun, Myo Lwin, Moe Kyaw and Soe Naing, were ambushed by the joint task force in San Chin’s house on Market Street in Thakayta Township. Seized by police during the ambush were a .32 caliber pistol and 7 bullets, 198 tablets of amphetamines, 0.3 kilos of heroin and 4 vehicles.
The joint task force then proceeded to search San Chin’s other house in Kamachee Street, in Thakayta Township and seized 3.665 kilos of heroin, 2,145,800 tablets of amphetamines, 299.6 kilos of ‘Ice’ and a motor vehicle.
Afterwards, the joint task force proceeded to runaway suspect Htun Lin Aung’s house in ShweOhnPin housing in Yankin Township and seized 20,000 tablets of amphetamines, a 9mm pistol and 8 bullets.
Next, they went on to search runaway suspect Min Min’s house in ShweOhnPin housing and seized 14 tablets of amphetamines.
The total number of confiscated drugs from the four households includes 3.965 kilos of heroin, 2,166,012 tablets of amphetamine, and 299.6 kilos of ‘Ice’ with a total value of Ks31.9455 billion, along with two pistols, 15 bullets and five motor vehicles. The suspects will be charged with violating the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. The investigation continues, and the remaining 9 suspects are being sought.—Myanmar News Agency

Share this post
Hot News
Hot News