Ernest Kao
South China Morning Post
February 21, 2013

The hunt for a Myanmese drug lord wanted for killing 13 Chinese sailors in 2011 could have ended with a drone strike launched on foreign soil, China’s top drug tsar told the Global Times newspaper.

Liu Yuejin, director of the public security ministry’s anti-drug bureau, said one of the plans to end the months-long manhunt for drug lord Naw Kham was to strafe a mountain hideout in northeastern Myanmar using unmanned aircraft.

Naw Kham was the ringleader of a large drug trafficking outfit based in the Golden Triangle – the mountainous drug-producing region in Southeast Asia covering areas of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

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