One Customs Officer
from Nasaka Detained in
Burmese military authorities
arrested and harshly sentenced several customs officials to long prison terms
Customs official Myo
Myint, who was in charge of the customs office opened
An official from the Maungdaw
Township Customs Department says he has been detained in
Following the arrest of the customs official,
other customs officers in
The same officer says he believes that the latest drive against the corruption of the customs department, while those officials in the military, including military intelligence, are getting extremely rich from corruption, is to save face in the international community.
Since the junta launched an anti-corruption drive in May 2006, more than five dozen customs officials have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from 14 to 66 years after closed trials.