SECURITY forces conducting security operactions in Yathedaung Township, Rakhine State, yesterday performed a surprise inspection into the house of Thakontaing Village administrator U San Thar Kyaw.
Acting on a tipoff, authorities confiscated 2.5 million WY tablets (worth K5 billion at street value), 36 hand grenades, 52 handheld transceivers, 23 steel pipes used for making landmines, 2 gunpowder sacks and other related items in his house. U San Thar Kyaw and his five family members reportedly fled on 3 August at the same time Tatmadaw columns began taking over an AA training camp in the compound of Chay Ya Taw Pagoda in Yathedaung.
Myanmar Police Force reports that AA members habitually hide in civilian clothes in Thakontaing village and the administrator is a staunch AA supporter who conducts mine attacks on Tatmadaw columns. MPF says psychotropic tablets at his house were given by AA group to sell and procure funds while the other objects were stored in his house for easy retrieval when necessary.
Tatmadaw columns are searching the area for more hidden caches of weapons and other related items.
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)
Ref: The Global New Light of Myanmar