Buddhist Monks Detained Following Major Drug Bust

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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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