Myanmar seizes drugs worth $9.13m buried in 'Golden Triangle'
Published on Aug 12, 2014 7:24 PM
YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar authorities have seized US$7.3 million (S$9.13 million) of drugs buried in a forest in the so-called "Golden Triangle", police said Tuesday, raising fears of a boom in the narcotics trade in the notorious border region.
A combined military and police operation in eastern Shan State unearthed a massive stash including blocks of heroin, raw opium and nearly two million methamphetamine pills.
"Our government is seriously concerned about the drugs situation," a senior police officer from the anti-drug squad told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Our crackdown against drug trafficking is ongoing."
Shan State is part of the "Golden Triangle", a region scored with smuggling routes that covers parts of Laos and Myanmar as well as Thailand, the gateway to the South-east Asian narcotics market.
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