It was reported by DIN, S.H.A.N.'s source in the north, that a dispute had broken out between Burmese commanders for infringing each other's operational areas to catch contraband.
"One of the trucks was a B.E. Number plate Ba. 5602", said DIN. "The owners of the goods were also arrested".
According to DIN, the Colonel's irregular behavior was caused by the fact that there were more traders crossing the border into Bhamo than into either Namkham or Muse which fall under his jurisdiction.
"The traders like Bhamo routes better", said DIN, "because they have to pay less to the authorities".
The incident caused an uproar between authorities in Bhamo and Col. Soe Yi, because the latter's raid was executed without prior notification to the former.
"Col. Soe Yi is one of the richest commanders in the SPDC", added DIN.