China says one of its most-wanted heroin-trafficking suspects has been arrested in Burma.
State-run Chinese media said Monday that Burmese authorities detained Ma Shunshu on January eighth. The reports said Mr. Ma confessed to smuggling 60 kilograms of heroin between 1993 and 2001.
China, Burma, Thailand and Laos have been cooperating in an effort to stamp out drug trafficking in Asia's so-called Golden Triangle, where much of the world's heroin is produced. Monday's reports said more than 95 percent of the heroin sold in China comes from the Golden Triangle.
Mr. Ma was among China's five most-wanted drug-running suspects. The other four are reportedly still at large.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.