Leaders from six Karen armed groups have formed a task force in order to combat drug production and use in the east Burmese state.
Bullet Points: bringing you the news for Friday 11 July.
Panellists on DVB discuss corruption in the drug industry and ask how known drug lords have been able to operate without arrest.
The suspected lynchpin of a cross-border drug racket between Burma and Thailand has been arrested in Mae Sot when 100 Thai troops and police raided a house in the border town on Sunday.
Burma’s poppy fields are the second main source of the world’s heroin and an increasing number of the country’s youth are becoming addicts.
In several cities around Burma ceremonies were held to incinerate massive hauls of drugs seized over the last year, in a bid to raise awareness on World Drug Day.