PBS NewsHour

Myanmar's jade miners suffer rampant heroin addiction

Clip: 12/10/2014 | 6m 27s

In northern Myanmar, there's an epidemic of heroin addiction and HIV infection among workers who pull mine for jade. Some believe the government is encouraging the use of drugs as a weapon against their people. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dan Levin of The New York Times about China’s role in the industry and how the epidemic spread.

Aired: 12/10/14

Rating: NR

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