The haul, from a rural borderland area in the Golden Triangle, is the largest civilian seizure ever made, the Tatmadaw says.
Maj-Gen. Htun Myat Naing denies links to ARSA, says he doesn’t underestimate the abilities of the Tatmadaw. He welcomes China’s role as peace broker, and foreign investment if it
Suspects believed to be involved in gambling, officials in Shan State border town say.
Detained American, colleagues had permission to plant the crop from Mandalay gov’t, he says
NMSP continues to hold 7 Mon suspects; Army says group’s drug raids in gov’t-controlled areas violate NCA.
Police seized over 10 million yaba tablets which were said to be destined for Bangladesh on Saturday.
U Phyo Ko Ko Tint San, 12 others charged with violating drug, weapons, security and telecom laws in Naypyitaw and Yangon
The seizures came just months after Malaysia reported a record bust of nearly 1.2 tons of crystal meth that was disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar.
Though illegal, poppy cultivation remains the main livelihood for many families in the town in Shan State’s Pa-O Self-administered Zone.
Myanmar’s conflict zones have re-emerged as centers of the international drug trade, as meth—unlike opium—doesn’t require cultivation and is not dependent on the weather.
UNODC regional representative Jeremy Douglas said the boom was "like nothing we have ever seen before."
No one arrested yet; it is the third major drug haul in Rakhine since August.
Singapore is due to execute two convicted drug traffickers after hanging a man on Wednesday for the same offense amid fresh calls for the state to abolish the death penalty.
Nearly 50 million kyats worth of narcotics seized; one of the raids followed a tip given to the President’s Office
Many tie the commercial capital’s increasing lawlessness to high unemployment, cheap drugs and under-resourced police