Burma remains one of the world’s largest producers of illicit drugs, including opium, heroin and methamphetamines.
In villages across northern Shan State, addiction is destroying communities.
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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.
Burma’s reinvigorated ‘war on opium’ serves to distract from the fact that the methamphetamine trade is both a far greater problem, and one that Burmese troops and members of the government play a key role in