The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle's narco-empire

The Wider Image: Taking on the Golden Triangle’s narco-empire

Chinese cargo ships sail on the Mekong near the Golden Triangle at the border between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand in March 2016. Patrols on the river by the Laotian army and Myanmar police have subdued pirates but drug production and trafficking in the region is booming - despite the presence of Chinese gunboats. Photo: Reuters

May 16, 2017 4:07 PM (UTC+8)