Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Burmese and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday.
49 Search results for "golden triangle "
Four people were killed in a flash flood in eastern Shan State, where severe currents swept away local villagers and houses in the village of Kyaing Lat in Tachileik District.
The four, whose bodies were recovered on Wednesday, were as yet unnamed. Official sources said they were an older man, a mother and two children.
Three Burmese soldiers die in clashes with ethnic militias shortly after joint river patrols to protect Chinese cargo ships begin
Countries bordering Mekong River to provide armed patrols for ships following killing of 13 Chinese soldiers in attack last month
Southeast Asia remerges as major global drugs hub with Burma a prime source of the methamphetamine sweeping the region
Regional narcotics experts assert that record heroin seizure made in Thailand was produced by Burma’s largest ethnic army
Report finds regional seizures of methamphetamine pills have tripled since 2008 as UN health expert calls for legal regulation of drugs
Dramatic surge in drugs crossing into Thailand sparked by fears that Burmese junta will launch a crackdown on rebel groups prior to elections
While the UN has finally acknowleged that Burma’s drug problem cannot be separated from ethnic conflict, it still turns a blind eye to official complicity in the trade
Prohibition on the global drugs industry is born of a moralistic, not pragmatic, viewpoint and has had a devastating impact on poor countries such as Burma
Feb 22, 2010 (DVB)-Fourteen people, including eight policemen, have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Golden Triangle region between Burma and Laos. The attack on Saturday came from[…]
July 10, 2009 (DVB), Prohibition on poppy cultivation enforced by armed groups in Burma's Shan state has caused a dramatic cut in opium production, although the government has been 'unwilling'[…]
Mar 31, 2008 (AFP), When six Mekong country premiers meet in Laos from Sunday, China will be the elephant in the room, having lavished highways and sports stadiums on its[…]
Feb 20, 2008 (AP), Four small bombs exploded at a casino in northeastern Burma, causing minor damage but no injuries, state-controlled media and a casino employee said Tuesday, the latest[…]