Tue 27 Feb 2007
Filed under: Drugs,News
Muse anti-narcotics police and troops from the Burmese military’s Kutkai command reportedly stormed a narcotics factory in Shan State’s Mong Ko township last week.
The factory was run by a group of Chinese nationals who had entered Burma illegally, according to a source close to the Kutkai military command who spoke to DVB on condition of anonymity.
â€œ[The factory] was in Mong Ko township’s police controlled area, to the west of Namkeh village in a valley,â€ the source said.
â€œChemical powders, drug-making equipment, raw materials and five illegal Chinese workers were all seized . . . It was not a large factory as it was one just for making recreational drugs.â€
Muse anti-narcotics police refused to comment on the seizures yesterday but sources close to the police said four Chinese nationals remained in custody and were being interrogated in relation to the February-16 raid.
â€œThe owner, who was reportedly from China was captured . . . but he was told to run away after he was told to hand over some money,â€ DVB’s source said.