While the opening of the first Myanmar-Laos Friendship Bridge brings economic benefits, it has also raised concerns over drug trafficking.
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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.
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.
Senior police officials head to Naypyidaw to discuss ways in which to combat trafficking across the lengthy and porous border
People’s Parliament representative also calls for better crop substitution schemes in a bid to halt Burma’s lucrative drug trade
Burma among three countries the US claims has ‘failed demonstrably’ in anti-narcotics efforts as Thailand steps up war on drugs
Images of Wei Hsueh-kang printed on beer mats and bottle labels in Bangkok nightspots as the DEA joins Thailand in tracking druglord
While the UN has finally acknowleged that Burma’s drug problem cannot be separated from ethnic conflict, it still turns a blind eye to official complicity in the trade
UN report warns production and seizures of methamphetamine produced in Burma has soared in the past year while opium cultivation falls