Moe Hein Operation Phase 6

Moe Hein Operation Phase 6

                  Division Commander Col. Than Shwe (now Senior General Than Shwe) inspecting the Suwinho

                            Opium Traffickers’ camp captured during the Operation Moe Hein phase (6). (23-3-81)

       Opium refineries in Lwe Lan region of Myanmar-Thai Border, were

destroyed by Moe Hein Operations Phase 6, carried out from 16 – 21

March l981. The combined forces of the Tatmadaw with air support

attacked and;~destroyed the Tu Pin Ko Camp and Ma Lan Naing Camp

used by about 120 Lahu Insurgents and Chinese KMT troops, and also

Lwe San Saw range of BCP-influenced El Vee’s 150 strong La Hu

insurgents. During its 9 engagements, 6 Tatmadaw men were killed and

13 injured. From the enemy side, 32 were killed, 2 were captured and 1

injured. The Tatmadaw seized 19 different weapons, 3 kilos of Heroin

No. 4, 2 kilos of Tiger Head Brand Heroin No. 4, 6.5 kilos of 999 Heroin

No. 3, 12.5 kilos of Heroin No. 2, totalling 24 kilos of Heroin, 6 kilos of

Brown Opium, 101.9 kilos of black opium, 120 bottles of Ethyl Alcohol,

24 bottles of Chloroform, 4 tins of Lime Stone, 14 pacts of Sodisat, 4

packs of wax, 41 packs of Blasting Powder, and other paraphernalia.

                                                              Map of the Operation Moe Hein phase (6)