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Monk caught hiding 4 million meth pills in monastery

By Mason White 6:42 PM February 28, 2017
Pills (illustration)
Pills (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A monk is facing up to life behind bars after he was caught in possession of millions of meth pills, according to police in Myanmar.

Rakhine police said that they have arrested the Buddhist monk who was identified as Arsara, also known as Min Naing, after he was caught driving a vehicle containing more than 400,000 meth pills.

He was charged with drug trafficking.

According to the police investigation, Arsara was driving a vehicle from his monastery to the border of the country when he was stopped by police.

Police searched his vehicle, where they found 400,000 meth pills. Police then searched the monastery, where they found more than 4 million meth pills.

Police said that this was the largest ever single drug seizure in the country. The meth pills are estimated to be with $10 million.

Two other monks, Pyin Nyar Nanda, also known as Aye Lwin, and Khone Na La, also known as Thein Shwe, were arrested in connection with the drug trafficking.