A large quantity of amphetamines left behind at a recently abandoned Burma army post is further proof that drug abuse is rampant in the ranks of Burma’s armed forces, say officials with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
The amphetamines along with a collection of homemade pipes were found by KIA forces when they captured the post on April 26 following heavy fighting at Laja Yang, just outside Laiza.
Fashioned from plastic water bottles, the pipes were scattered around the entire post, said a KIA officer who visited the site. Pipes were also found in a large covered area which appeared to serve as a meeting hall for the Burma army troops.
Defectors from the Burma army frequently report that the use of amphetamines also known as Yaba is rife among the rank and file. Continue reading “Drugs found at abandoned Burma army post in Kachin state”