Buddhist Monks Detained Following Major Drug Bust


In Burma, three Buddhist monks were arrested after authorities discovered the religious figures were illegally in possession of four million methamphetamine pills stored in a car and a holy monastery.

According to Officer Maung Maung Yin, Buddhist monk Arsara was pulled over near Bangladesh on Sunday after police were tipped off about a trio of religious monks transporting meth.

In Arsara’s Toyota alone, nearly 400,000 pills were discovered by an anti-drug task force.

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After the monastery was searched for more drugs, resulting in a total of 4.2 million discovered pills, a subsequent search disclosed that the monks were hoarding illegal grenades and ammunition. $769 in Burmese currency was also recovered from another vehicle owned by the monks.

Arsara, also known as Min Naing, was a member of the Shwe Baho monastery. He was arrested alongside his associates Pyin Nyar Nanda, also known as Aye Lwin, and Khone Na La, also known as Thein Shwe.

H/T: Daily Mail

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