Suspicious package containing ya ba pills tossed out of a car in Mingaladon

Around 6 pm on December 12, Mingaladon police were informed of a car that had discarded a black package near one of the Defense Services Medical Academy’s entrances on Pyay Road in Mingaladon Township, reports Kumudra.

Several authorities, including the bomb squad, inspected the package under suspicion that it contained explosive materials. Instead, they found approximately 2000 ‘WY’ ya ba pills that had a combined worth of nearly MMK7,000,000.

Ya ba pills contain a combination of caffeine and methamphetamine, and are popular in Myanmar and Thailand. Most of the world’s ya ba supply comes from Myanmar.

The Mingaladon police station is currently conducting an investigation and have opened a case against the culprits responsible for the disposal of the package.

The day before the incident, police had previously uncovered 2.4 million yaba pills at a house in Mingaladon. The stash was estimated to be worth K86 billion, and is the largest ya ba stash to be confiscated in Yangon to date.

No news on whether the pills seized at the house are connected to the ones that were discarded from the car.

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