RAKHINE STATE – It was reported that a junta police chief and two deputy officers ran away from their posts at Ngakhuya region 5 camp, North of Maungdaw Township, on Monday evening (July 3).
“It was since the evening of July 3 that they had run away from the camp. Weapons were not taken with them. A police chief, deputy chief in charge of investigating and another deputy officer together with his wife reportedly ran away,” stated an officer, who didn’t disclose his name (for security reasons).
The deserters are Deputy Officer Htoo Pyaesone, Deputy Officer Myo Min and his wife, and a Police Chief who is not identified yet, according to the records of the border guard force.
The junta council troops have been searching for the fugitives with four vehicles since July 4 and officers and soldiers have been banned from going out in other camps, according to the border guard officials.
“The escapees are from region 5 Ngakhuya Camp, under the jurisdiction of the Border Guard Unit 10. Now, an order is issued that all officers and soldiers are not allowed to go out. I don’t want to talk anymore,” stated the informer.
The military council troops in the Rakhine region do not have equal rights and often ran away due to persecution, and almost all of them were never recaptured.
Last March 6, 2023, four border guards from Myinhloot Camp in the south of Maungdaw Township reportedly defected with weapons.
The Border Guard Police in Maungdaw Township is under the Ministry of the Home Affairs and is newly formed as ten units Na Kha Kha 1 to 10, dividing and managing the 11 areas under the previously formed No. 1 border guard police command group.
In Maung Daw, a total of 157 places: 11 regional offices, 12 regional police stations, 95 camps, 27 outposts along the river, and 12 border fence outposts, are actively working with four units of the Border Guard Police.