The unidentified man was found lying dead with a green rucksack on his back containing methamphetamine pills.
The translator for a South Korean NGO worker under police investigation for alleged possession of yaba pills has been detained, according to local police.
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.
Burma, along with other countries in Asia, is stepping up its efforts to stem a growing tide of drugs, but its approach is unlikely to succeed, say experts.
Lawmakers join military officials in urging the government to step up efforts to stem the growing problem of drug trafficking in Burma.
Past efforts to stem Burma’s burgeoning drug problem have failed, said Burma’s home affairs minister, as he called for new policies to tackle the issue “from various angles”.