79.8 kgs of heroin seized in Lashio

79.8 kgs of heroin
seized in Lashio

Sept – A combined team comprising local intelligence unit and Myanmar Police
Force, acting on information, near Yaypusan toll gate, Lashio, Northern Shan
State, on 15 August 2000, stopped and searched a car with number plate Dha/9300
with Sai Myint Aung, son of U Tun Myat, of Ward 7, Re gion 11, Lashio, at the
wheel, and seized 210 blocks of heroin weighing 79.8 kgs hidden in the water
tank on the Dyna light truck. On further investigation, three accomplices U Tun
Myat, son of U Hsai Paung, of Khaing Shwe Wah Street, Region 11, Ward 7, Lashio,
Ma Khin Myat Mon, daughter of U Tun Myat, of Zeya Lane, Region 10, and Sai Than
Khine, son of U Tun Myat, Dhammayon Street, Ward 9, were then arrested. Ar Chan
(a) Than Win, owner of illegal drug, of Christian Ward, Muse, is still at large.

Action was taken against them under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances Law.