destroy illegally-grown poppy

Tatmadaw, people destroy

illegally-grown poppy plantations


The State Peace and Development Council is resolved to

eradicate narcotic drugs as national duty. With the management of the local

military commands, the combined teams comprising members of local

intelligence units, Myanmar Police Force and local people have been

destroying poppy plantations illegally grown in remote areas of Shan State

and Kayah State beginning September 2000.


From 9 December 2000 to 5 January 2001, a total of 105