Burmese police hosted a drug-burning ceremony on Friday morning at a truck terminal in Hlaing Tharyar, in the western suburbs of Rangoon.
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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.