There’s been a steady decline in the cultivation of opium poppy in recent years. From 2015 to 2017, the production of poppy has decreased from 54,000 hectares to 41,000 hectares,…
Burma remains one of the world’s largest producers of illicit drugs, including opium, heroin and methamphetamines.
The number of drug-related arrests during the Thingyan water festival was higher than last year, Burma’s national police announced today.
The unidentified man was found lying dead with a green rucksack on his back containing methamphetamine pills.
At a remote farm about two hours away from Loikaw, capital of Karenni State, farmers scrape out raw opium from the poppies they’ve grown.
Ethnic villagers in Sagaing Division say that gold mining along the fourth largest river in Burma is ruining farmland and causing tension in the community