Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Notorious drug trade


Oksana Demchenko
While the majority of governments throughout the world are trying to defeat and overcome drug trade within their countries, Myanmar opium industry promoted creation of the Hall of Opium in Thailand.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is on the corners of the Golden Triangle, a geographical zone in Asia known for enormous rate of opium export. The drug trade here has proved its relevance centuries ago. Opium here was produced yet for French Colonizers. Today the right to control drug trade is one of the key reasons for a Civil Was in Myanmar which started in 1950th. Drug trade is highly profitable and allows maintain the Army. Certain drug-producing groups in the North of Myanmar are often hiding under independence and liberation mottos.  In 1997 the Civil War leader Khun Sa surrendered his comrades and escaped. Today about 50.000 Myanmar people assure drug production and export to world’s biggest drug markets.
Meanwhile, the Myanmar drug trade is an issue in the Hall of Opium and the Golden Triangle Park in Chiang Rai, Thailand. These were created to educate the youth and raise awareness on drug abuse effects.


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