SIXTEEN CATTLE TRADERS FACE INDICTMENT IN SITTWE
Sittwe, 26(?) January 02: Sixteen cattle traders from Kyaukpru town who were arrested by the Myanmar Navy in the bay waters off the Sittwe coastline on
The businessmen were carrying sixty-two cattle in two engine boats to Sittwe, the capital of
After capture, the boats and the contents were declared as illegal by the military. The two boats were sold on auction to the military and intelligence personnel while fifteen of the sixty-two cattle were given to newly commissioned Dhanyawaddy Naval Headquarters at Kyaukpru and the rest forty-seven were handed over to the Western Command in Ann.
At present, though there are no boat or cattle left to be produced before the court as evidence, the sixteen cattle owners face charges brought under Clause 5 j (Ngah Nyahh) of the penal code. The Myanmar Navy now regularly patrols the
Among the articles smuggled out to Bangladesh from Rakhine State the noteworthy ones are shrimps, timber, rice, pulses, onions, electronic goods of Thai or Chinese origin, clothes, footwear, etc.
A retired Naval officer told that, for the job of a naval cadet, one has to pay kyat 200,000 as bribe to the recruiting officer, while the usual wage of a gazetted officer in the government is kyat 7,000. #