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The smuggled stone that was once more precious than gold

The smuggled stone that was once more precious than gold

BBC News - Alex Preston

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the world's largest Jade producers - but with trade bound by international sanctions, many of the precious gemstones are smuggled out of the country. At first, I think it's a waterfall. A wave of liquid sound comes towards me over the brackish waters of the …

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