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258 Ya Ba tablets, weapons seized in Ye Township’s Azin Village

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258 Ya Ba tablets, along with 3 long knives, one hand-grenade and an air gun were seized in Azin Village, Ye Township on the morning of April 26, according to Unit (39) -Ye of Myanmar Anti-narcotics Association.

“We are still investigating the criminals. We have not finished conducting the investigation,” said Police Deputy Chief Thant Zaw, the head of Unit (39) – Yeof Myanmar Anti-narcotics Association.

Seized drug and weapons (Photo: MNA)
Seized drug and weapons (Photo: MNA)

Deputy Chief Thant Zaw added that the seized items are from two drug dealers, U Soe Moe Oo and Maung Arkar Oo. 228 tablets of Ya Ba (methamphetamine) and one hand-grenade were seized from U Soe Moe Oo, while police also confiscated 30 tablets from Maung Arkar Oo.

“Those arrested drug dealers are the ones who sell the drugs. They also consume the drugs. In our village, the matters of drug dealing and consumption have been widespread during the past 8 years. Now, even 7-8 grade students are proficient in using the drug,” said U Ko Naing Naing, Azin Village Administrator.

Likewise,  Unit (39)- Ye of Myanmar Anti-narcotics Association, also seized 120 tablets of Ya Ba at U Htay Hlaing’s house on April 10, in Kaw Cha Village, Kawdut Village Tract, in Lamine Sub-township, southern Mon State.

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