This photo was taken on October 11st 2015, in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District. It shows yaba tablets, which are slightly misshapen due to being exposed to moisture. The use of these yaba pills in the villages near Kawkareik Town is increasing. Some elderly women, including women whose husbands are members of armed groups, sell the drug while their husbands are away. [Photo: KHRG]
These photos were taken in December, 2015. They show villagers using the WY drug in Z--- village, Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District. The WY drug is also known as yaba and it is sold in the form of a round pill containing a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine. To use the drug, users make a cup using the aluminum lining within cigarette cases, and they create a pipe with a bamboo branch or paper roll, such as the one seen in the last photo. Then, they put the pills into the cup, heat them by placing a lighter under the aluminum cup, and inhale the smoke that is produced using the pipe. Some people keep water in their mouth while inhaling, in order to soften the effect of the drug. The drug is sold at 2,500 kyat (US $2.01) per pill and is used not only by adults but also by children in the village. [Photos: KHRG]
This photo was taken on September 11th 2015. The deceased person in this photo, Kyaw Bleh, who was a Mi Gan Kyar Ma Nai villager, was over 50 years old when he died in a motorcycle accident. On September 10th 2015, in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District, at 3:00 PM, while he was heading to Kawkareik Town, he was hit by another motorcycle and died immediately in Kaw Hser village. The person who crashed into Kyaw Bleh, Saw A---, had to be hospitalised. Saw A---, from Law Par village, was under the influence of yaba when he caused this accident. He was ordered to provide compensation to Kyaw Bleh’s family. [Photo: KHRG]
These photos were taken on February 12th 2015, in O--- village, Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District. The first two photos are of Naw C--- and Naw D---, the daughters of Naw B---, who were arrested by the BGF for selling yaba on February 12th 2015. The BGF confiscated 20,000 pills of yaba, a 32mm pistol and as well the money they earned by selling drugs. The BGF also intended to arrest Naw B---, but were unable to do so, as she fled and sought cover with the KNU/KNLA-PC Operations Command #3. The Battalion Commander Kyaw Kyaw warmly welcomed Naw B---, and a KHRG community member expressed that Commander Kyaw Kyaw should teach her not to sell drugs again. [Photos: KHRG]
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- Last update: 05 September 2016
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