Failing Grade – Burma’s Drug Eradication Efforts”
is an extensively researched monograph that documents drug production
in Burma and drug smuggling from Burma and its impact on the region.
• Burma remains the world’s
largest producer of illegal narcotics after Afghanistan.
• The SPDC military has had
a long and deep involvement with major narcotics producing and trafficking
• While there has been a
decrease in the production of opium-based narcotics, this has been
offset by a dramatic rise in the production of amphetamine type
• Burma has been designated
a country of primary money laundering concern and all of its financial
institutions have been cut off from the United States system due
to deep involvement in drug profits.
• Changes to the drug trade
in Burma have increasingly affected regional countries that have
experienced greater drug consumption, adverse health effects and
• SPDC drug eradication projects
emphasize the achievement of ‘drug free’ deadlines for
communities and townships. Eradication projects often forcibly relocate
communities to lower land but fail to provide them with alternative
livelihoods and new infrastructure.