U Shwe Mann’s party has grown rapidly thanks to the wealth and influence of its leaders, but their military backgrounds cast doubt on its claim.
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Chinese drug police are working with Mekong countries to strike at the heart of a mega-rich meth syndicate, as the region targets top-level drug traffickers instead of street dealers.
Collusion between local police and a network of motorbike taxi drivers and owners in a town on the Yangon River may be masking the scale of a scam targeting foreign and Myanmar visitors.
A youth organisation in Sagaing Region is helping to rescue poor villagers lured to China by human traffickers who promise dream jobs that never materialise.