Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:37
A factory owned by Diamond Star Company seen on October, 2012 (Photo - EMG)
Authorities have completed the investigation on the arms shipment found inside a wheat factory in Yangon.
The police, however, said it could not reveal the results as of yet. “The investigation has been conducted and the findings have also been presented to the Yangon Region government. We are unauthorised to share the investigation results,” police major Myint Aye said.
The probe stemmed from the September 28 incident, when authorities found a M20 pistol, along with 28 of 7.62 millimetre bullets, two magazines and a bag with blue rope and a gun strap, in a container truck inside the Diamond Star wheat factory in the Dagon Industrial Zone.
The truck, which carried imported wheat, arrived at the factory through the Thilawa Port on September 24. The container ship, Vission-1204, docked at the Thilawa port on September 12. It brought in 40 containers of imported wheat for Diamond Star Company Limited.
A Singaporean company delivered the wheat, which was produced in Pakistan.
An official of an international ship liner said the X-ray system was down when the ship docked in Thilawa.
“However, it seems strange that Singapore port authorities didn’t see the weapons as the shipment originated from there,” the official said.
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