Takeshi Ebisawa and three Thais are accused of trying to sell drugs for the UWSA and acquire weapons for the group, as well as for the SSA, KNU and a Sri Lankan group.
Representatives from China and powerful armed groups attended the funeral for Peng Jiasheng, who established a gambling and drugs hub along the Chinese border.
Insurgents and corrupt military personnel are thought to be contributing to the continued trafficking of heroin and methamphetamine into India from Myanmar.
The UWSA is consolidating a new Wa state that will bring Chinese influence near Thailand and set a self-rule model for other ethnic rebels.
The UNODC continues to spread misinformation about drug production in Myanmar, while providing cover for official complicity in the narcotics trade.
The suspected traffickers were shot dead in Chiang Rai province near Shan State, which has seen a rise in drug production since the Feb. 1 coup.
Dr. Tun Min Latt is reportedly involved in casinos, state power projects, the arms trade and payments after more than 700,000 Rohingya were forced from Rakhine State.