Burma, China, Thailand and Laos open an operations centre in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province for criminal suppression and prevention on the Mekong River.
A surge in pseudoephedrine smuggled in from India is key to the boom in Burma’s methamphetamine production, say police and narcotics experts.
Lawmakers join military officials in urging the government to step up efforts to stem the growing problem of drug trafficking in Burma.
Seven border police personnel in Arakan State are under investigation after more than 290,000 pills were discovered at an outpost on the Burma-Bangladesh border.
Four armed men who broke free an inmate from a prison truck and drove him to safety in Shan State last week were hired by his father, according to police.
Six Burmese nationals have been arrested in Thailand, after they were caught smuggling 14kgs of crystal methamphetamine disguised as green tea.