The army has detained and interrogated some Kaungkha militia leaders in connection with drug seizure in Kutkai Township, northern Shan State, sources said.
According to a local source, the army is interrogating them on March 25 as they failed to inform the army about the narcotic drugs.
The army columns seized a huge hull of narcotic drugs in Kutkai Township in early March and the drug seizure is worth over Ks300 billion in totals.
Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Secretary of Tatmadaw True News Information Team, said they are interrogating the suspects in relation to the seizure of narcotic drugs.
The army will take action on the culprits in line with law, he said.
“We have a process to investigate the seizure of narcotic drugs. We invited the media to announce the seizure of narcotic drugs. We will take action on the culprits in line with law,” said the Brig-Gen.
The narcotic drugs seized by the army are not produced by Kaungkha militia but some businessmen, who pretended to be members of Kaungkha militia, produced them. The people related with the seizure of the narcotic drugs are Chinese, local sources said.
About ten leaders of Kaungkha militia are detained by the army for interrogation and locals are concerned about instability in the area in relation with the arrest.