Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2 Burmese Border Guards Arrested in Bangladesh

By Maung Than Sein
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Burmese Nasaka In 2007, two Nasaka border guards surrendered to Bangladesh police with sophisticated weapons
Cox’s bazaar: Two officers from Nasaka, Burma's border guard forces, were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles for illegally entering Bangladesh territory on Saturday, 24 July, at 11 am.



According to an official source, BDR Battalion 17 arrested the two men in Chakma Headman Village located at the Gundhum - Tumbro Border Pillar 37, 120 yards inside Bangladesh. The area is located close to Maungdaw on Burma's northwest frontier.

The arrestees were identified as 35-year-old Sergeant Tin Aung Soe, and 38-year-old Lance Corporal Aung Myo Thung. BDR personnel arrested the men while they were drinking wine in Chakma Village.

The Nasaka officers are from a checkpost where Nasaka collects tolls for goods, including cows and goats, when they are smuggled into Bangladesh from Burma. The two officers are currently being questioned at the BDR camp, the source said.

In 2007, two Nasaka border guards surrendered to Bangladesh police with sophisticated weapons in their possession, but Bangladesh authorities later handed them back over to Burma.

The source added that the two men most recently arrested will also soon be transferred back to Burmese authorities.

Narinjara

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