Myanmar’s Shan State Becoming World’s Biggest Meth Producer

Many areas area's of the Myanmar's Shan State are controlled by the militias, and the drug makers are cooking up a storm.

Myanmar’s Shan State Becoming World’s Biggest Meth Producer

CHIANG RAI – Myanmar’s Shan State is on track to becoming the world’s biggest producer of methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs – a trade the United Nations says is worth tens of billions of dollars a year. Myanmar’s Shan state, which borders both China,Laos and Chiang Rai Thailand, is the wild wild east. Many parts […]

Myanmar Security Forces Crackdown on Drug Dealers in Golden Triangle

Myanmar Security Forces Crackdown on Drug Dealers in Golden Triangle

CHIANG RAI – The Myanmar Army and local police have started anti-drug operations in the Shan State (Chiang Rai-Myanmar Border) which has led to seizure of large number of Drug haul and illegal weapons Myanmar Army and local security police forces coordinately launched an extensive Drug suppression operations in four villages located in Mong Ton, […]

Myanmar, China Failing to Stop the Brutal Trafficking of Young Burmese Women

The report released Thursday says women are often tricked into traveling to China in search of work or kidnapped and held against their will to be sold as “brides” for Chinese men.

Myanmar, China Failing to Stop the Brutal Trafficking of Young Burmese Women

BANGKOK – A Human Right Watch report has slammed Authorities in China and Myanmar for failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women,often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery. The report released Thursday says women are often tricked into traveling to China in search of work or kidnapped and held against […]

UN Says Methamphetamine Production in Southeast Asia Has Reached Record High

"To be candid, it also means addressing the corruption, conditions, and vulnerabilities that allow organized crime to keep expanding operations."

UN Says Methamphetamine Production in Southeast Asia Has Reached Record High

CHIANG RAI – Production of methamphetamine (Yaba) is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.’s anti-drug agency reports. Even as seizures of the drug known as speed, ice and “ya ba” in its various forms reached a record high last year, street prices have dropped, indicating increased availability, said a […]

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Meth Pills “Yaba” in Thailand

Despite a bloody war on drugs and frequent seizures by authorities, the supply of ya ba pills has grown to the point prices are falling

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Meth Pills “Yaba” in Thailand

BANGKOK – Sixteen-year-old Pichai Gudsorn is small for his age. He grew up in poverty, in a slum in Bangkok’s suburban Praram III area, with a sibling and six cousins who were raised by their 70-year-old grandmother. She makes a meagre living selling trash, and Pichai’s parents seldom visit. “I never had money and I […]

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