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“Druglord” denies he’s druglord

“Druglord” denies he’s druglord

Lahu militia leader Yishay, wanted in Thailand on drug charges, recently denied charges by Thai drug enforcement against him, according to interviews conducted by SHAN.

Thailand has put up a 5 million baht ($ 166,166) reward for information leading to his capture. It has also demanded during township border level meetings, held monthly alternatively in Maesai and Tachilek, that Burmese authorities hand him over to be tried under Thai laws.

Shan resistance explains drug cooperation with government, UNODC

Shan resistance explains drug cooperation with government, UNODC

A booklet recently published by the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says the tripartite cooperation with the government and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) is most important in the ultimate solution of the long standing drug problem in the country.

Lo Hsing Han (Luo Xinghan) Bio-data

Lo Hsing Han (Luo Xinghan)  Bio-data

Family members say he was a great friend to the late Khun Sa (1934-2007), Lt-Gen Hso Ten, patron of Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and the Shan people

His funeral is on Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Naypyitaw refutes China’s claim of containment on drug trade

Naypyitaw refutes China’s claim of containment on drug trade

A top drug fighter from Naypyitaw recently challenged Beijing’s claim that “frequent occurrence of drug-related crimes on the Mekong River has been effectively contained,” as reported by Xinhua last May.

“In fact, the situation has become worse since Naw Kham’s arrest (on 24 April 2012),” said the official who asked his identity be withheld. “And Naw Kham was but a small link in the drug chain.”

Drug trades boom on Kachin-Shan border

Drug trades boom on Kachin-Shan border

It is reported that on a transborder between Kachin and Shan States at Manweng village, illicit drugs are becoming a boom business as they can be freely distributed and or traded at will, according to local news sources.

War on Drugs The year in limbo

War on Drugs The year in limbo

Perhaps it isn’t the accurate title, because a lot of things happened during the last year that – drugwise – began on 26 June 2012, notably:

  • More poppy fields were seen most of which failed to yield much
  • More synthetic drugs were seized but a lot more were produced and traded

Drugs ignited by Shan army

Drugs ignited by Shan army

Drugs seized recently were burned by the Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) on Sunday, 7 April, on the Sino-Burmese border township of Namkham, according to the SSA South, as the RCSS/SSA is commonly known.

Tachileik based army officer summoned to Kengtung in connection with killing of battalion officer

Related to the fatal shooting incident between Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 331 commander and his deputy Tachilek, the commander of the city’s operations command has been called to Kengtung by the Triangle Region Command for further interrogation, said news sources close to Tatmadaw.

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