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Former drug lord dies

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 30, 2007

Former drug lord Khun Sa, one of the world’s most wanted men on whom the United States had put a two million-dollar bounty, died at the weekend in Myanmar, a Thai narcotics official said Tuesday.’Khun Sa has died of various diseases and old age,’ the senior officer with the Thai Office of Narcotics Control told AFP.

The man who was once Asia’s most notorious drugs trafficker, was thought to be 74 years old and was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.

A spokesman for the Shan State Army, one of the few guerrilla forces in Myanmar still fighting the junta, confirmed that Khun Sa had died on Saturday in Yangon, where he had been allowed to live after surrendering to the government in 1996.

(story)

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