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Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:30
Authorities are investigating the origin of arms and ammunitions found inside a wheat factory in eastern Dagon Industrial Zone in Yangon.
“I cannot yet confirm the origin of the container or when it arrived in Thilawa port. We are still investigating the routes of cargo containers,” said lead inspector Thet Htun of the Myanmar Port Authority.
Container ship Vission-1204 was docked at the Thilawa port on September 12. It brought in 40 containers of imported wheat for Diamond Star Company Limited.
“We do not know why arms and ammunition were in the wheat container. We took them to the police station once we found them,” a company official told Eleven Media.
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.
A Singaporean company delivered the wheat, which was produced in Pakistan, to Myanmar.