Actress Nawaratt wanted related to Aung Zaw Ye Myint

Film actress Nawaratt, a close friend of Aung Zaw Ye Myint topped the wanted list of the police for her alleged involvement in the drug trafficking ring of Lt-Gen Ye Myint’s son. Photo: http://www.narawatt.com

Mizzima News

 

Lt. Gen Ye Myint the head of the Special Operation Bureau (1) has been asked to put in his papers because of his son’s alleged involvement in illicit drug trafficking, sources said.

Son of Lt-Gen Ye Myint, Aung Zaw Ye Myint was arrested by the police in last week of May.  Mizzima broke the news on June 5. The crackdown also netted one of the richest men in Burma, young tycoon Maung Weik and several celebrities of Burma’s film world.

Nevertheless, domestically, it is an open secret that several Burmese celebrities were customers of Aung Zaw Ye Myint for illicit drugs such as Ya-Ba and Ecstasy. Crystal-methamphetamine, locally known as “Gaung Khar Say”, is worth 50,000 Kyat per tablet in Rangoon.

The two top generals, Than Shwe and Vice-senior Gen. Maung Aye were reportedly angry with Aung Zaw Ye Myint for his company having acquired an unqualified contracted road project.

Yetagun Company was awarded a contract by the government for the Maymyo-Mandalay road project but it was not appropriately constructed and Asia World Company had to take over and rebuild the road.

 Top general to resign for son’s alleged drug trafficking

Mizzima News   
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 15:53
Lt. Gen Ye Myint the head of the Special Operation Bureau (1) has been asked to put in his papers because of his son’s alleged involvement in illicit drug trafficking, sources said.Military junta supremo Senior Gen. Than Shwe wants Lt. Gen Ye Myint to resign.”(Lt. Gen) Ye Myint will go today or soon,” a source said.

Ye Mint was once a special representative for Than Shwe in dealing with ethnic cease-fire groups, including the United State Wa Army, the main producer of methamphetamine, for volunteer disarmament.

A Mizzima undercover correspondent in Rangoon says the investigation team is suspecting that UWSA planned to grab a lion’s share of the domestic market in drugs.

Son of Lt-Gen Ye Myint, Aung Zaw Ye Myint was arrested by the police in last week of May.  Mizzima broke the news on June 5. The crackdown also netted one of the richest men in Burma, young tycoon Maung Weik and several celebrities of Burma’s film world.

Drugs, a gun, handcuffs and several millions in Burmese currency notes were seized from the office building of Aung Zaw Ye Myint, the owner of Yetagun Construction Company after a joint force of the military intelligence and special police raided his office in Kyi Myin Dine Township.  

“A room full of 1000 Kyat denomination currency notes were found,” a source close to military regime told Mizzima.

Maung Weik, the Managing Director of Maung Weik & Family Co. and a former Putra Golf champion was arrested as investigations revealed he was part of the drug ring, said a Home Ministry source.

Maung Weik and Family Co. is undertaking reconstruction work in Kyai Latt township, one of the Cyclone-affected area in Irrawaddy delta.

However, another source said nothing could be found on Maung Weik and he was released later. Several film stars, a majority of whom are female, were also taken into custody but they were said to be on parole.

Film actress Nawaratt, a close friend of Aung Zaw Ye Myint topped the wanted list. They visited Thailand and Singapore often for alleged drug trafficking, sources in celebrities circle told Mizzima.

According to the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency reports, Burma is the largest source of Methamphetamine pills in Asia and it is trafficked not only to neighbouring countries but also the United States.

Nevertheless, domestically, it is an open secret that several Burmese celebrities were customers of Aung Zaw Ye Myint for illicit drugs such as Ya-Ba and Ecstasy. Crystal-methamphetamine, locally known as “Gaung Khar Say”, is worth 50,000 Kyat per tablet in Rangoon.

The two top generals, Than Shwe and Vice-senior Gen. Maung Aye were reportedly angry with Aung Zaw Ye Myint for his company having acquired an unqualified contracted road project.

Yetagun Company was awarded a contract by the government for the Maymyo-Mandalay road project but it was not appropriately constructed and Asia World Company had to take over and rebuild the road.

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