AUTHORITIES seized a illegal drugs worth K1.8 billion (US$1,479,593) in Ma-i, Thandwe District, on Monday, arresting a man for drug smuggling.
Acting on a tip-off, police and officials from the township general administration office, searched a Hyundai car driven by U Thein Kyaw, 32, of North Dagon Township in Yangon, at toll gate in Ma-i Township. They discovered 450,000 ‘WY’ variety yaba pills, valued at K1.8 billion, in the car.
Police arrested the driver, who fled when his car was being searched, on Wednesday. Police are still investigating the case.
Maung Maung Htay (IPRD)