Busted: Star caught with crystal meth
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.