Apple and Starbucks buy tin from mine run by Burmese drug dealers

Apple and Starbucks buy tin from mine run by Burmese drug dealers
 

More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Burma, an examination of the supply chain found. 
The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics trafficking. 
That potentially puts companies at risk of violating sanctions that forbid “direct or indirect” dealings with blacklisted groups. 
The world's No. 1 tin producer, Yunnan Tin Co Ltd , is one of the Chinese firms that buy tin from the Man Maw... read more

 
29 November 2016 in World News, Views: 39
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