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Drug trafficker arrested in Maungdaw south


Maungdaw, Arakan State: A drug trafficker – police personnel – was
arrested by Burma border security force (Nasaka) while going to Akyab by road
through Maungdaw- Alay Than Kyaw highway on February 27, according to an
officer from Nasaka.

“Maung Maung Than, Police Corporal, hired a Rohingya jeep for
transferring his household items to Akyab through the highway of Maungdaw- Alay
Than Kyaw where the Nasaka searched him and the jeep by getting information
about drug trafficking. The Nasaka from area number 7 found huge amount of Yaba
tablets inside his house hold items.”
 
“The Nasaka personnel from area number 7, investigated the police
corporal in their commanding office where the Maung Maung Than confessed, he
and other two Rakhine are involved in drug trafficking. The Nasaka arrested
also the two Rakhines where the filed a case in Maungdaw police station for
drug trafficking.”
 
The drug (Yaba) will drop on the road to Akyab to traffic the drug
to Bangladesh through their agent. The drug was shipment to Maungdaw via
Buthidaung and the police officer handles the drug to bring to Maungdaw.
 
But, the Nasaka and police arrested the driver and staff together
with their vehicles –Jeep – in the police station, Maungdaw. The jeep is
registered with 6B/3610 and the Dil Mohamed is the owner and Zubir is the
driver, according to Maungdaw transport association.
 
“The police officer confessed, the drug is own by him and other
two Rakhines. How the concerned authority arrested the driver and the vehicles,
who is on pay labor and they are not concerned with drug? The police kept the
driver and vehicles since the event and the owner tied to release through the
law, but fail.”
 
The owner is Rohingya and it is big problem for them to release
the vehicles and driver, said a politican from Maungdaw.