Nasaka Burmese Security shoot smuggling boats for its share of tolls
Maungdaw, 11th March 02: A number of boats were shot and nabbed by the Burmese Nasaka Security and Immigration forces in the mouth of the Naaf river, according to an eyewitness.
On 26th February, a 25 horsepower engine boat from Sittwe, capital of the western state of
The boat, Khaing Thida, 72 ft long and 15 ft wide, was carrying 8,000 bamboos, 7,000 bundles of nipa palm,
It was learnt that, fourteen Muslims, some of whom suffered bullet injuries, were arrested from the smuggling boat.
In the same manner on 21st February, a 22-horsepower engine boat from Kyaukpru, south of Sittwe, was seized while it was returning from the Bangladeshi town of
In the early hours of the same day another boat that was returning from Teknaf was also shot and seized by the Nasaka patrol with kyat 850,000, while the crew of the boat have since been missing, according to a source in the Maungdaw court.
Major Nyi Nyi Lwin of Nasaka Area Eight headed the operations as he was dissatisfied with the smugglers who used to bribe security forces disregarding Nasaka, including the Navy, Police, and Military Intelligence to carry on their illegal trafficking. All the smuggling boats in the area have been directed to offer illegal tolls to the Nasaka Area 8 since the recent arrests. #