11 August 2019
Two Taiwanese men and one Myanmar national were arrested by local police with 74 kilos of Ice in South Okkalapa Township, Friday.
Under an information exchange program, the Australia Federal Police informed the Myanmar Police Force that a Taiwanese man namely Chen Ying Chou, who is under suspicion of having connections with international drug gangs, was in Myanmar and he was planning to send drugs to Australia secretly.
Acting on the information, the police investigated the case and found that the Taiwanese man arrived in Yangon by flight on 30 July from Hong Kong. He hired a house in South Okkalapa Township. The police conducted a surprise check at the house on 9th August and arrested him together with another Taiwanese national and Myanmar interpreter.
During the search, the police discovered 74 kilos of Ice worth 5 billion kyats, five mobile phones and 31 crankshafts. During the interrogation, they confessed that the crankshafts were brought from Taiwan by DHL service.
In order to put the drugs and attempt to send the drugs to Australia, they modified the crankshafts at a workshop in South Okkalapa Township. Police are conducting a hot pursuit operation against those who involved in the case.
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