Police detain culprit who baked yaba stash into cake

Mmmm, care for a delicious slice of yaba-filled chocolate cake? Photo: Pexels
Mmmm, care for a delicious slice of yaba-filled chocolate cake? Photo: Pexels

People sure are getting creative with their drug transportation methods.

On Monday, Pathein police caught a 33-year-old man who was attempting to transport a stash of WY-marked yaba pills by — wait for it — having baked them into a cake.

Authorities were somehow tipped off that the culprit was transporting the drugs, and consequently stopped him on the road. However, they too were surprised when they realized that the drugs were actually inside the cake that the man had with him on his motorbike.

“We’ve found out that he was bringing the drugs from somewhere else. We’re working towards arresting everyone involved,” one of the officers who helped make the arrest told 7Day.

The culprit is currently being detained at the Pathein Police Station.

Yaba tablets contain a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine. Myanmar is one of the world’s top drug-producing nations, churning out huge quantities of methamphetamine as well as heroin, opium and cannabis — much of it bound for consumers in Asia and beyond.

Just earlier this month, a Buddhist monk was linked to 4.3 million yaba pills that were discovered in his car and monastery.

Last December, police discovered a cache of 240 million WY-marked yaba pills in a home in Mingaladon Township. The stash was valued at K86 billion (US$63 million) and is the largest haul of yaba confiscated in Yangon to date.


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