In this Feb 20, 2013 photo, members of the Southern Shan militia group travel in a vehicle close to Mong Pan village, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar's postcard-perfect pa

 

              In this Feb 20, 2013 photo, members of the Southern Shan militia group travel in a vehicle close to Mong Pan village, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar
In this Feb 20, 2013 photo, members of the Southern Shan militia group travel in a vehicle close to Mong Pan village, central Shan state, Myanmar. Far from Myanmar's postcard-perfect pagodas and colonial relics, the remote mountain villages of southern Shan State do not appear on maps of Myanmar or in any guide books. In obscurity, they have been ground zero for Myanmar's drug trade which has thrived on poverty and corruption. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)