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Myanmar Activists Say Destruction of Opium Fields Blocked

Anti-drug activists say the military and local police are preventing them from destroying fields of opium poppies in northern Myanmar, a major cultivation area for the drug that can be made into heroin. The Pat Jasan group has about 1,000 members engaged in the eradication campaign and is affiliated with Christian churches of the Kachin ethnic minority. The effort it started in late January is opposed by farmers and militias that profit from drug trafficking.   Three Pat Jasan...

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