Drug Arrests in Myanmar in 2012

Police in Myanmar announced that they arrested over 5,700 drug offenders in the country in 2012. The number of arrests were the highest on record, according to news reports. The arrests were the results of over 4,000 drug related investigations conducted by 26 ant-narcotics units.

Myanmar supplies 10 percent of the world’s opium and is the second largest producer after Afghanistan.

Source:  May Wong, “Myanmar steps up measures against drug trafficking,” Channel News Asia, June 26, 2013.