In villages across northern Shan State, addiction is destroying communities.
Panellists on DVB discuss corruption in the drug industry and ask how known drug lords have been able to operate without arrest.
DVB Interview International talked to Jason Eligh from UNODC,about the increase in poppy cultivation in Burma, the role the government, military and ethnic militias play and possible solutions to the county’s drug problem.
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.
June 25, 2009 (DVB), Burma remains the world's second largest source of opium, according to a UN report released yesterday that found a slight rise in opium poppy cultivation across[…]