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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar coup provides drug traffickers with ideal conditions

'Definitely a moment when cartels will look to entrench and expand operations'

Thai narcotics officials arrange bags of methamphetamine pills in Ayutthaya Province in June 2020.   © Reuters

BERLIN -- The United Nations is wary that Myanmar's massive illicit drug trade is receiving a boost from the economic and security crises that have engulfed the nation since the military coup almost four months ago.

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