Jade diggers

Report / Dec. 3, 2015

Lords of Jade

How Southeast Asia’s biggest drug lord used shell companies to become a jade kingpin.

Southeast Asia’s most notorious narcotics trafficker has become one of the most powerful figures in the country’s corrupt, abusive jade business, this report shows. 

Building on Global Witness’ explosive recent reporting, Lords of Jade shows how Wei Hsueh Kang controls a range of companies licensed to exploit the Hpakant jade mines in conflict-affected Kachin State. Wei is the architect of a methamphetamine epidemic that has ripped through Southeast Asia, and is the subject of sanctions and a US$2million bounty from the US government.

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