6 January 2012
According to reports coming from the border, Infantry Battalion 141 based in
Sinbo Township, Kachin state collected money from resident gold-diggers
earning a basic living and trucks carrying goods. They were collecting from
people in the villages of Talorkyi, Taparong, and upper Ngapyawtaw in Sinbo
Township, a resident of Talorkyi village told S.H.A.N. They summoned the
gold-panners, motorboat and motorbike drivers to the 141st Battalion post
and collected money, according to the sources.