Myanmar’s meth trade is booming after anti-drugs vigilante groups were silenced by dealers, leading to a wave of addiction
Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar’s northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities from a meth-induced health crisis sweeping the country. But anonymous death threats brought the vigilante operations to a halt.“It simply became too dangerous for us,” says Zau Man, leader of the local Baptist church in Kutkai, a town in Shan State scarred by addiction.Myanmar is the second-biggest producer of opium in the world after Afghanistan and…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Myanmar’s meth trade is booming after anti-drugs vigilante groups were silenced by dealers, leading to a wave of addiction, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
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