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NEWS - Australian Imprisoned for Dr
- Subject: NEWS - Australian Imprisoned for Dr
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 22:01:00
Subject: NEWS - Australian Imprisoned for Drugs in Myanmar
Australian Imprisoned for Drugs in Myanmar
YANGON (June 25) XINHUA - An Australian and three
Myanmar youths were respectively sentenced to 10 years'
imprisonment in connection with narcotic drug cases by a
local township court in Yangon east county early this
The sentence was passed by the Tharkayta township court
on June 4, the Myanmar official evening newspaper the
News reported Thursday.
The Australian and the other three persons were arrested
February 15 this year while the authorities searched the
house of one of the three Myanmar offenders in Tharkayta
and found some narcotic drugs including heroin in their
This is the first time that a foreigner has been punished
under Myanmar's narcotic drug laws.