The Irrawaddy

NLD Township Spokesman Arrested for Drugs

MON STATE, Thanbyuzayat Township — A township National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman was arrested in possession of 15 methamphetamine pills on Wednesday.

U Tun Win, 42, was found carrying the pills underneath his motorbike helmet, during a stop-and-search in Mon State’s Thanbyuzayat Township, according to police.

The arrest of U Tun Win, the party’s spokesman for Thanbyuzayat, has been reported to the NLD, according to Mon State NLD chairperson Dr. Khin Saung.

NLD’s central executive committee members will decide whether to take action against him, said Dr. Khin Saung.

Thanbyuzayat police station filed a case against U Tun Win under 20(A) of Section 3 of Myanmar’s Drugs Act. Those found guilty face three to five years in jail.