YANGON—More than 160,000 detonators were seized from a truck in Kyaukme Township in northern Shan State on Tuesday.
Following a tip-off, military personnel based in Kyaukme and local police inspected a truck en route from Lashio to Mandalay at the Kyaukme tollgate and found it to be carrying 164,500 detonators.
“We have opened a case for illegal possession of explosives,” said a police officer at Kyaukme Township Police Station.
The detonators were bundled up and labeled with tags written in Chinese.
Police detained two men who were in the truck, identified as Zaw Myint Thein from Sagaing and Myint Zaw Oo from Lashio. Police charged them under Article 12 of the 1947 Shan State Arms Order.
Police were interrogating the two to find out whom they were working with, the police officer said.