Police Ramp up Drug Busts, Net over 200,000 Pills in Kya-in Seikgyi Township

October 24, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Seventeen people have been arrested for drug offences and over 200,000 pills were seized in Karen State’s Kya-in Seikgyi Township so far this year, according to the local police chief. Major Win Naing said ten men and seven women were arrested in connection with 13 drug ca... Read more ►

Drug Rehab Group Starts Education Campaign in Karen State

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A drug rehabilitation group has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness about their services, and convince youth to kick the habit, or not to start in the first place. The Myanmar Drug Addicts Rehabilitation Association (Central) launched the education program ... Read more ►

DKBA Issues Warning to Troops, Public Against Illicit Trafficking Activities

June 2, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army announced any of its soldier or any member of the public in its territory who is caught involved in drug trafficking, arms selling, human trafficking or peddling counterfeit money will face serious consequences. The warning from DKBA’s ... Read more ►

Armed Conflict Promoting Drug Use in Ethnic Areas

September 28, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers claim that as a result of the recent armed conflict between the Palaung and Shan armed groups in Kyaukme Township of Shan State has been the increase in drug use and the availability of narcotic drugs for sale are now easier to find. A villager from Mangsat said, ... Read more ►

KNU Make 200 Related Drug Arrests in Three Months – Villagers Want More

August 23, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The Karen National Union increased its efforts in its anti-narcotic crackdown saw more than 200 drug dealers and users arrested in the three months from June to August, 2016. Padoh Saw Maung Shwe, chairman of Win Yay (Woraw) Township, Dooplaya District said that the KNU is s... Read more ►

*Govt crackdown prompts calls for reform as drug addicts suffer

August 18, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho

The NLD’s ongoing narcotics crackdown has caught many drug addicts, but health experts say they should be treated as patients, not punished. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Several young men were standing near the entrance of Thingangyun Hospital in central Yangon on a recen... Read more ►

Karen National Union Destroys Illicit Drugs Worth 400 Million Kyat

June 28, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen National Union’s Taw Oo [Taungoo] district burned seized methamphetamine pills worth 400 million Kyat (around USD $350,000) in an event to mark the international Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking that was held on June 26. The event was held by the KN... Read more ►

Burma Army Accused of Fuelling Drug ‘Crisis’ in Kachin and Shan State

October 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, a community based human rights organisation, has claimed that the Burma Army and government backed militias are enabling a drug crisis in Kachin State. “Where the Burma Army has seized former Kachin Independence Army territories, ... Read more ►

Karen State – Police Arrest Three People on Suspicion of Drug Dealing

September 20, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

Police in Kawkareik Town, Karen State have arrested three people on suspicions of drug dealing. The suspects, one man and two women, were arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine pills, also known as ‘ya ma’. Police Chief Aung Oo from the Special Anti-narcotic Forc... Read more ►

KNU drug-busters wipeout marijuana crop

July 3, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union (KNU) has increased its efforts to destroy marijuana plantations and the selling of illegal drugs by villagers in northern Karen State. A spokesperson from the KNU’s Mutraw District office spoke to Karen News about the drug busting campaign. Th... Read more ►

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