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DRUG TRAFFICKING: SPDC'S ARMY, DRU
- Subject: DRUG TRAFFICKING: SPDC'S ARMY, DRU
- From: moe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:38:00
Subject: DRUG TRAFFICKING: SPDC'S ARMY, DRUG-TRAFFICKERS AND HOW THE
UNITED STATES MONITORS THEM
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DRUG TRAFFICKING: SPDC'S ARMY, DRUG-TRAFFICKERS AND HOW THE UNITED STATES
By Julien Moe
22th JUNE 1999
Burma is still known as one of the biggest producers of heroine. Despite
the fact that the government in Rangoon is not officially involved in drug
trafficking, it is reported that drugs seized by the Burmese army have been
re-sold into the hands of the drug-traffickers in China.
A divisional commander may have seized heroine but instead of destroying the
seized drugs ,he sells them back to the drug-traffickers in China.
In a step toward joint operations to fight international crime, the United
States and China have established a secret electronic surveillance post
along China's border with
Burma to eavesdrop on narcotics traffickers from the Golden Triangle, one of
the world's biggest
sources of heroin.
The U.S. government has also given China several dozen Humvee vehicles for
interdiction in mountainous terrain along the Burmese border. Chinese
sources also said that the
United States has established a secret fund that Chinese officials can
access to run the
The listening post, staffed by Chinese and U.S. agents near the Chinese
border town of Ruili in
southern Yunnan province, marks a significant step forward in a U.S.
relationship with China that dates back to 1971. Ruili is a town , just a
distance away from the Kachin State and the Shan State, the regions where
drug-traffickers have loads of activities. The regional commanders of the
Burmese army, while stationed in the Kachin State, are reported to have
re-sold drugs into China.
Another fact about the Burmese government is that Burma has been a safe
haven for drug-traffickers like Khun Sa who is wanted by the United States
on drug charges. Khun Sa has paid more than $500 million to the Burmese
government for granting asylum to him. If you were a drug trafficker wanted
by the United States, do not worry. Just bribe your way into Burma and you
will be granted , not "political asylum" but "drug-trafficking asylum" and
business licenses as well. It is not an astounding fact that Washington
does not recognize Rangoon's anti-narcotic efforts despite limited
assistance from DEA at the American embassy in Rangoon.