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.
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.
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
Picture “grows dimmer” when combined with growth of amphetamine trade in Southeast Asia, says ominous UN drugs report
Seven MPs from ruling party have hand in Shan state’s lucrative heroin and methamphetamine industry, new report claims
People’s Parliament representative also calls for better crop substitution schemes in a bid to halt Burma’s lucrative drug trade
Southeast Asia remerges as major global drugs hub with Burma a prime source of the methamphetamine sweeping the region
Burmese troops and local paramilitary groups taking bribes from farmers who can earn substantial revenue from the opium trade
Yunnan security chief pours doubt on junta’s claims of success in drugs eradication, as increasing violence is seen in border towns
Regional narcotics experts assert that record heroin seizure made in Thailand was produced by Burma’s largest ethnic army
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
CIA found guilty of spying on former Drug Enforcement Administration officer stationed in Burma in the early 1990s to tackle the country’s booming heroin market
Heroin transported from Shan state is dominating the market for drug users in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, which is seeing a rise in registered users
Intelligence chief warns United Wa State Army about negative bilateral effects of Burma’s opium trade
Jan 26, 2010 (DVB), Palaung communities in northeastern Burma are being "devastated" by opium addiction, with mothers and wives forced to carry the weight of growing abuse among men, a[…]