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Drug dealing in northern Shan State

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    Amphetamine business exits in all northern Shan State townships except one Heroin and Opium dealing exists every township September 15. According to the data
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      Amphetamine business exits in all northern Shan State townships except one
      Heroin and Opium dealing exists every township

      September 15.

      According to the data collected from the Anti-drug department of Burma, all the townships in northern Shan State have heroin and opium businesses and Amphetamine dealing in all townships except Mang Ton.

      The price of heroin is highest on border towns whereas the prices are lower in the areas far from the Sino-Burma border.

      The prices of heroin in northern Shan State range from one hundred and fifty thousand kyats to three hundred and twenty thousand kyats. The prices of heroin are lowest in the townships of Mabein, Mong Mit and Mong Yai which areas are located deep inside from the border and highest at Chin Shwe Hor on China border.

      According to a merchant on China border who is trading between Shan State and China, the abuse of amphetamine especially among youth and bus drivers is highest in Tangyan and Kunlon townships in Kokant area.

      In Tangyan and Mong Yai, the price of a tablet of amphetamine is about 250 kyats high and lowest in Lashio around 90 kyats.

      Opium dealing exists in all the townships in northern Shan State and the price is ranging from one hundred and twenty thousand kyats at Tangyan and highest at Chin Shwe Hor at three hundred thousand kyats.

      According to the residents who are on China border, the prices of heroin and opium have been increased due to the money exchange rate and inflation but not of scanty.

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