BRIEF INTERVIEWS REGARDING OPIUM: Testimony of two escaped porters from Shan State

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BRIEF INTERVIEWS REGARDING OPIUM: Testimony of two escaped porters from Shan State

Published date:
Monday, February 1, 1993

The following information was given in independent and informal interviews. The two men are Shan from central Shan State, the region of Burma which produces over half the world's opium and its refined product, heroin. They are villagers who were rounded up by SLORC troops in late 1992 and brought several days by truck under brutal conditions all the way south to southern Karenni (Kayah) State, where they were then used by the SLORC as porters in their Saw Hta offensive in northern Karen State.