SHAN STATE- The Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) announced that TNLA Brigade 4 arrested drug abusers and confiscated military junta’s products on Monday (August 8) in Lokelay Village at Namtu township.
Motorcycles and vehicles were inspected by TNLA on Lashio-Namtu road. Five drug abusers were captured and two cartons of ABC Beer, two cartons of Tiger Beer, and six cartons of Speed drink produced by military council were seized.
Similarly on August 4, TNLA Brigade 4 hunted down the drugs abusers in Nantphatka village, Kut Khaing township, with the help of local ethnic youths. In the operation, 101 drug users were being arrested.
Multiple races such as Taang, Kachin, Chinese, Shan, Burmese and Lahu people were arrested due to drug abuse. TNLA announced that other ethnic groups except Tanng were transferred to the relevant authorities.
TNLA issued a statement in June last year and gave a warning that drug dealers and users will be arrested and people to refrain from sales and consumption of military junta’s products.