Friday, August 18, 2017

Heroin worth K100m seized, three women arrested

Herion was seized from three women who were about to take a China Air flight to Taipei and they were charged under the Narcotic Drugs Law, said a police officer from Mingaladon police station on Wednesday.

Li Hui Li, 40, of Ho Nar village of Kutkai, Shan State, was planning to leave for Taipei by China Air flight CI-7916 when she passed through an X-ray machine at Yangon International Airport at about 10am on Tuesday. She was detained by a Yangon Airport Police team led by police lieutenant Aung Kyaw Myo.

“When a female officer searched her, she found packages of heroin in the woman’s underpants and a package of heroin in her privates,” said a police official.

Police officers led by police lieutenant Zaw Myo Win seized three packages of heroin, weighing 95g, 65g and 120g, worth a total of K28 million, that were found on Li Hui Li.

“Ma Yang Shai Cheng, 53, carried two 100g packages of heroin wrapped in plastic in her underwear. She also had a 155g package of heroin wrapped in black tape and inserted in a condom in her privates. The heroin was worth about K35.5 million,” the police officer said.

While the two suspects were being examined, according to police, Ma Hla Yi, 51, of Shan State, who was with them, tried to throw into a dustbin three packages of heroin weighing 90g, 95g and 180g, and worth a total of K36.5 million. She was arrested.

According to investigators, Ma Jan Pa Di, 49, who lives in Kutkai, paid them to carry the narcotics. She fled the scene.

Mingalardon police station opened a case under section 15/19(a)/ 20(b)/21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and is investigating.