Tightened Security in Sino-Burma border
THURSDAY, 09 JUNE 2011 16:25 YING MWE FA
After an attempt to transport small arms hidden in a box on June 6, 2011, security has tightened significantly in Northern Shan State (Nam Oon Gate) which is ten miles from Hsenwi town. Twenty-eight pistols were found hidden in a box.Security officers discovered the weapons in a box held by a motorcycle carrier on his way to Lashio, Northern Shan State, south of Muse. Police demanded to check the box that the smuggler claimed held a computer.
The unknown motorcyclist fled where security officers were checking the box. The police did not realize he fled and still do not know who he is.
The police kept the motorcycle and weapons but still do not know who the smuggler is. Since the event, it has become increasingly difficult to pass through Northern Shan State (Nam Oon Gate).