The torching of seized illegal drugs by the Myanmar authorities on regular occasions, with the media on hand to witness it, is laudable. Yet the seizures of methamphetamines, opium and heroin typically make up a small fraction of the drugs being made and trafficked in this lucrative illegal trade. Illegal drugs are a problem for Myanmar, but the main problem is the Golden Triangle, particularly the Wa region of Shan State, is the major hub for amphetamines, opium and heroin that is being exported to neighbouring Thailand, China, Bangladesh and India and further afield. Myanmar is the world's second-biggest opium producer after Afghanistan. Methamphetamine production here is soaring as well. Many farmers rely on the drug business to make ends meet. Drug lords in Myanmar Burma have turned to manufacturing massive quantities of amphetamines and methamphetamines that can be produced cheaply in small, hidden laboratories, without the need for acres of exposed land. The spillover effect is dire, particularly on youth. For example, a recent report indicated at almost 50 percent of youth in neighbouring Bangladesh are hooked on meths or Yaba, as it is also called. In the following stories, we take a look at the some aspects of this regional problem.