Failing drug wars in northern Myanmar

Failing drug wars in northern Myanmar

East Asia Forum·2019-09-21 08:00

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Author: John Walsh, RMIT University Vietnam

Long-distance truck drivers, people working on fishing boats or those scavenging jade and gold mines are among those vulnerable to drug dependence in northern Myanmar. In the north of the country, where the reach of the central government is comparatively limited, workers may be partly paid in opium in recognition of the fact that their working lives are so benighted and subject to risk.

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