Show Business: Rangoon’s “War on Drugs” in Shan State

Reports & Documents — By on February 23, 2009 11:09 am

High-profile drug-traffickers continue to operate with impunity, many using legal businesses as a front. None have been prosecuted under the new anti-money laundering legislation introduced in 2002.

While colluding in and profiting from the drug business, the regime has taken no serious measures to deal with its social impacts. It has failed to implement public health campaigns against drug abuse, leading to growing addiction problems, particularly with methamphetamines, which Shan villagers are now routinely taking as “energy” pills. The lack of state drug treatment centres has led many communities to set up their own.

Show Business: Rangoon’s “War on Drugs” in Shan State (English Version)

Show Business: Rangoon’s “War on Drugs” in Shan State (German Version)