Busted: Star caught with crys­tal meth

The Myanmar Times - - Pulse - – Staff

MOE Aung Yin, one of the most fa­mous men in Myan­mar, has been busted.

The 29-year-old ac­tor, known for his work in Al­lann Za Yar and Gay A Htar, was ar­rested yes­ter­day in Pazun­daung town­ship on charges of drug pos­ses­sion dur­ing an early-morn­ing sting op­er­a­tion.

Po­lice said they were tipped off in Tarmwe at 3am and co­or­di­nated be­tween town­ships to raid his girl­friend’s apart­ment, where he was lo­cated, at 4am.

Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered 40 grams of crys­tal meth, com­monly known by its street name, ice.The of­fi­cers also found drug para­phena­lia un­der a bed.

Moe Aung Yin as well as two oth­ers also in­side the apart­ment at the time were ar­rested: Lu Lu Than Oo, 38, and Phone Myint Aung, 28.

Po­lice said they will process the case un­der the 1993 Nar­cotics Act.

Moe Aung Yin and his friends could face at least 10 years in prison if found guilty of pos­sess­ing or traf­fick­ing for sale.

Con­tacted for com­ment, U Lu Min, chair of the Myan­mar Mo­tion Pic­ture Or­gan­i­sa­tion, and Di­rec­tor Ko Zaw (Ar Yone Oo) said they had not heard the news.

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