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Burma Sentences 8 Chinese Nationals for Weapons Trafficking

A court in northern Myanmar, also known as Burma, has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to long prison terms for illegally trafficking weapons near the border with India. Sources have confirmed to VOA that the men were caught in April with firearms, grenades, bulletproof vests and ammunition. Details of the trial, which took place about 130 kilometers northwest of Mandalay, have not been made public. Local journalist Sai Min said in an interview with VOA's Burmese service that the...

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