Mandalay drug busts nab five
FIVE alleged drug users were arrested and narcotics paraphernalia was seized this week after more than 350 police officers conducted a sweep of 13 targets in Mandalay district, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel U Han Tun from the Mandalay Region Police Force.
At a press conference yesterday, he said the arrests had been made the day prior, with the raids ordered as part of the government’s 100-day plan.
“Only drug users were caught. This is not a perfect outcome. We want to capture the sellers. Some sellers have moved from their homes at four places at Pyigyitagun township,” he said.
Lt Col U Han Tun called on the public for help in apprehending narcotics dealers.
The four males and one female were arrested in Aung Myay Tharzan township and will be charged with drug possession.