Opium cultivation remains a lucrative source of income for many farmers, but the illegal industry is facing renewed scrutiny in the Asia-Pacific region.
In villages across northern Shan State, addiction is destroying communities.
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Burma’s drugs industry to continue to surge in importance as Afghan heroin crop reduces and ATS says US drugs official
Dec 15, 2009 (DVB), The Burmese junta is covering up its role in the country's drugs trade by labeling adversarial armed groups as Burma's sole drugs producers, an ethnic coalition[…]
Dec 14, 2009 (DVB), Opium cultivation in Burma has doubled since 2006, despite production of the narcotic falling, the United Nations drugs office has said. "The trend is going in[…]