POLICE yesterday arrested two fugitives who were wanted on drug charges, for extorting money from locals in Yangon’s south and north districts and for attacking policemen with knives. They were captured at their hideout in Shwepyitha Township, Yangon.
Sources said police used a pump-action shotgun and a .38 bolt revolver in the process of arresting the two fugitives—Kyaw Win Sein and Hnget Pyaw Thee—who tried to attack the policemen with knives.
Police seized several knives, a pair of nunchaku, handcuffs, slingshots, mobile phones and an unregistered vehicle and an unregistered motorbike during their raid.
According to a police investigation, Kyaw Win Sein is a fugitive fleeing from Mopalin quarry while serving his 65-year and three-month sentence for several previous crimes, including robbery, extortion, drug possession and a knife attack against policemen in Yangon’s Twante, Insein, Mingaladon and Ahlon townships.
Likewise, Hnget Pyaw Thee, was also a fugitive wanted for knife attacks against policemen and locals in Mayangone and Hlaingthaya townships. Police said an ongoing investigation focuses on whether they have committed other crimes.