Two separate firework dealers were arrested on October 13.
Acting on a tip, police searched the home of Ko Kyi Myint, 49, in Oh Phoe East ward of Twante township at 1pm and found 195 fireworks and 985 firecrackers. At 7:20pm, again acting on a tip, police searched the home of Phyo Zayar Min Oo in Thanlyin township. Both men have been charged under section 285 of the penal code for negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter. If convicted, they face up to three years in prison. – Toe Wai Aung, translation by Win Thaw Tar