Legal Actions Taken against those who Extort Money from Drug Dealers and Drug-takers instead of Arrest

       Myanmar adopts measures of anti-narcotics as a national objective. In this regard, together with conscientious civilians, the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Police Force and anti-narcotics task force are accelerating measures of anti-narcotics. However, some corrupt service personnel and unscrupulous persons are extorting money from drug dealers and drug-takers by faking themselves as police force members, instead of taking legal actions against drug dealers and drug-takers under the law. According to these reports, security personnel are carrying out undercover activities to apprehend those corrupt service personnel and unscrupulous persons.

      On 28 August, security personnel arrested those who extorted money from drug dealers and drug-takers: Tin Win Aung (aka) Tin Gyi of 28; Min Aung (aka) Aung Htet Myat of 28; who live in ole Yaytashay street of Yaytashay ward in Bahan township; Naing Lin Aung (aka) Wunna of 25; Okkar Min (aka) Lin Thant Oo of 24; who live in Bahan township, at the “Real Link” hotel, Khaing Myo Win (aka) Bhone Lu of 27 and Wai Phyo Tun (aka) ex-police private Wai Phyo of 27 being declared as a deserter from police force, who live in Yankin township. It is reported that four police privates from Bahan Myoma police station and two other police privates from the office of Kamaryut district chief police officer were involved in the cases of extortion money.

       According to six perpetrators’ confession:

  • They extorted Ks9.5 million from two drug dealers and drug-takers and one hotel owner (under investigation) in Bahan twonship in September 2021.
  • They extorted Ks26.4 million from three drug dealers and drug-takers (under investigation) in Tamwe and Mayangon township in April 2022.
  • They extorted Ks9.0 million from two drug-takers at the front of ‘Cursor KTV’ in Mayangon and at the car park of ‘Jinkidf’ restaurnat in Bahan twonship in July 2022.
  • They extorted Ks25.803 million from seven drug dealers and drug-takers (under investigation) in Yangon in August 2022. In these ways, they extorted a total of Ks70.703 million from drug dealers and drug-takers and the extorted money was shared among them.
  • It is reported that the cases of extortion money were led by Okkar Min (aka) Lin Thant Oo, ex-police private Wai Phyo Tun (aka) Wai Phyo being declared as police deserter, and Naing Lin Aung (aka) Wunna and the rest perpetrators were involved in those crimes.

       Among those who extorted money from drug-related persons, punitive legal actions were being taken against six police force members and one police deserter under Myanmar police force maintenance of discipline law and the penal code, and five other perpetrators, including Okkar Min (aka) Lin Thant Oo under the penal code, it is reported.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (3.9.2022)

  • Security personnel arrested five male perpetrators and one police deserter, who extorted money from drug dealers and drug-takers as well as six other police force members who were involved in the case of extortion money.
  • The arrested six perpetrators extorted a total of Ks70.703 million from drug dealers and drug-takers and the extorted money was shared among them.
  • The cases of extortion money were led by Okkar Min (aka) Lin Thant Oo, ex-police private Wai Phyo Tun (aka) Wai Phyo being declared as police deserter, and Naing Lin Aung (aka) Wunna and the rest perpetrators were involved in those crimes.

 

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Monday, September 5, 2022 - 12:15
month: 
September, 2022