THE PDF terrorist group robbed more than K4 billion from the Ayeyawady Bank (AYA Bank) on the road near Buleinn village, in Bago Region and due to the cooperation between the people and the security forces, K 3,885 million were recovered and the suspects were arrested within 9 hours.
The arrested suspects revealed that the related suspects were in a house in the Railway Housing compound in Mazin ward, Bago Region. When security forces searched the house at 1:25 pm, Han Win Zaw (a) Kalar Gyi, Chin Lin Zaw (a) Baw Lone, Aung Kyaw and Sithu Phyo, were found and arrested together with K 1 million, and 1 hand grenade. At 2:30 pm, Yan Naing, a related suspect, was arrested in front of “Kaung Kyaik Biryani shop” in Zinetaung ward, on Yangon-Mandalay Highway road, in Bago.
Following the confession made by the arrestd related suspects, security forces conducted a search operation in “Damma Duta” nunnery in the ward (8), Uttha Myothit, and found and confiscated 1 Remington Model 700 gun and K 55 million which were secretly kept in the refectory.
Including the suspects arrested on the night of 13 September, a total of 8 men, 4 women were arrested in connection with the robbery; 1 M-79 launcher, 2 AK-47 guns, 4 magazines, 220 rounds of ammunition, 6 MK-12 guns, 12 assorted magazines, 1 Remington Model 700 gun, 1 hand grenade and other related materials were confiscated. In addition, of K4 billion robbed from the bank vehicle, a total of K39,41 million (over K3.94 billion) were recovered.
It is reported that effective action will be taken against the arrested robbers under the law and the confiscated weapons, ammunition and materials will be processed in line with the procedures.