Gen Saw Chit Thu, leader of the Karen Border Guard Force, said he may close Karen State’s border with Thailand if a dispute with Thai officials is not resolved.
Burmese soldiers have reopened ports on the Moei River opposite to Thailand’s Tak Province to trade.
The Karen Border Guard Force (BGF) has closed 23 border ports along the Moei River in retaliation for curbs on oil transportation by Thai authorities.
The paramilitary Border Guard Force (BGF) in Karen State seized over 130,000 amphetamine pills at the end of December.
Leaders from six Karen armed groups have formed a task force in order to combat drug production and use in the east Burmese state.
Undercover Thai police officers and anti-narcotic officials in Mae Sot recovered 8 million baht worth of Yaba pills from Kokko village during a sting operation on the Burmese side of the border